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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Impostor \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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: imposter,
impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham,
shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "impostor":
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
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :
IMPOSTOR n. A rival aspirant to public honors.
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