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Meaning of IMPOSTOR

Pronunciation:  im'pâstur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who makes deceitful pretenses

IMPOSTOR is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: fake, faker, fraud, imposter, pretender, pseud, pseudo, role player, sham, shammer
 See Also: beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, namedropper, ringer, slicker, trickster



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im*pos"tor\, n. [L. impostor a deceiver, fr. imponere
to impose upon, deceive. See {Impone}.]
One who imposes upon others; a person who assumes a character
or title not his own, for the purpose of deception; a
pretender. ``The fraudulent impostor foul.'' --Milton.

Syn: Deceiver; cheat; rogue. See {Deceiver}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ape, beguiler, blagueur, bluff, bluffer, charlatan, cheat, clinquant, con man, confidence man, conformist, copier, copycat, copyist, counterfeit, counterfeiter, cuckoo, deceiver, dissembler, dissimulator, dummy, echo, echoer, echoist, fake, fakement, faker, flimflam man, forger, forgery, fourflusher, frame-up, fraud, hoax, humbug, hypocrite, imitation, imitator, impersonator, imposter, junk, malingerer, mime, mimer, mimic, mimicker, misleader, mock, mocker, mockingbird, monkey, mountebank, parrot, paste, pettifogger, phony, pinchbeck, plagiarist, poll-parrot, polly, polly-parrot, poser, poseur, pretender, put-on, put-up job, quack, quacksalver, quackster, ringer, rip-off, saltimbanco, sham, shammer, shark, sheep, shoddy, shyster, simulacrum, simulator, swindle, swindler, tinsel, trickster, whited sepulcher