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charlatan, fake, fraud, pretender: He claimed to be a prince, but he was only an imposter.
Not to be confused with:
imposture – the act of deceiving by assuming a false identity; fraud, hoax, swindle
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im·pos·toror im·pos·ter (ĭm-pŏs′tər)
One who engages in deception under an assumed name or identity.
[French imposteur, from Latin impostor, one who assigns a name, from impostus, variant of impositus, past participle of impōnere, to place upon; see impose.]
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|Noun||1.||imposter - a person who makes deceitful pretenses|
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
name dropper - someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends
ringer - a contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses
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imposterimpostor [ɪmˈpɒstəʳ] N → impostor(a) m/f
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