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im·pos·tor

or im·pos·ter  (ĭm-pŏs′tər)
n.
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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impostor

(ɪmˈpɒstə) or

imposter

n
a person who deceives others, esp by assuming a false identity; charlatan
[C16: from Late Latin: deceiver; see impose]
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im•pos•tor

or im•post•er

(ɪmˈpɒs tər)

n.
a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name.
[1580–90; < Late Latin, = Latin impos(i)-, variant s. of impōnere to deceive, place on, impose]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impostor - a person who makes deceitful pretensesimpostor - 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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impostor

noun fraud, cheat, fake, impersonator, rogue, deceiver, sham, pretender, hypocrite, charlatan, quack, trickster, knave (archaic), phoney or phony (informal) He was an imposter who masqueraded as a doctor.
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impostor

noun
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Translations
دَجّال، مُحْتال
podvodník
bedragersvindler
svikari, svindlari
blēdiskrāpnieks
dolandırıcısahtekâr kimse

impostor

[ɪmˈpɒstər] nimposteur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

impostor

nBetrüger(in) m(f), → Schwindler(in) m(f); (assuming higher position also) → Hochstapler(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

impostor

[ɪmˈpɒstəʳ] nimpostore/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

impostor

(imˈpostə) noun
a person who pretends to be someone else, or to be something he is not, in order to deceive another person.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
'Remember that this is Jarley's stupendous collection of upwards of One Hundred Figures, and that it is the only collection in the world; all others being imposters and deceptions.
Either there were two moons, then, or these strangers were imposters, designing scamps, false deities!
"John Silver," he said, "you're a prodigious villain and imposter--a monstrous imposter, sir.
Sometimes when some outrage of peculiar offensiveness stung her to the heart, she would plan schemes of vengeance and revel in the fancied spectacle of his exposure to the world as an imposter and a slave; but in the midst of these joys fear would strike her; she had made him too strong; she could prove nothing, and--heavens, she might get sold down the river for her pains!
We feared that having found this somewhere it had aroused his cupidity and led him to believe that in some way he could obtain the reward, possibly by foisting upon us a white girl on the chance that so many years had elapsed that we would not be able to recognize an imposter as such."
"It proves," he roared, with a sudden blast of fury, "that you are the damnedest imposter in London--a vile, crawling journalist, who has no more science than he has decency in his composition!"
He looked upon her as a species of imposter; a guilty woman in the guise of an innocent one.
It seemed as if she was not an imposter any more, and was coming to the home of her ancestors.
You would have supposed that I was showing her some wonderful inventions, by her study of them; and if you had seen her, whenever I jingled my housekeeping keys, get up and attend me, certainly you might have thought that there never was a greater imposter than I with a blinder follower than Caddy Jellyby.
So far, seven imposters have been arrested, he said and added the NAB chairman has already issued directions to Intelligence Wing to take legal action against the impersonators, involved in deceiving people.
figure By COLLINS OMULO class="MsoNormalCity Hall is set to issue its workers with biometric staff identification cards to weed out imposters. class="MsoNormalDeputy County Secretary and Chief Officer in charge of Public Service Management Leboo Morintat said all the 15,000 county staff will be get the identity cards before the end of the year, following rising concerns about the number of imposters masquerading as bona fide county workers.
Recently, the Colorado media have exposed imposters of multiple healthcare professions.

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