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Meaning of IMPOSTURE

Pronunciation:  im'pâschur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  pretending to be another person
 

IMPOSTURE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: impersonation
 
 See Also: deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*pos"ture\, n. [L. impostura: cf. F. imposture. See
{Impone}.]
The act or conduct of an impostor; deception practiced under
a false or assumed character; fraud or imposition; cheating.

      From new legends And fill the world with follies and
      impostures.                              --Johnson.

Syn: Cheat; fraud; trick; imposition; delusion.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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