What does impostor mean?

Definitions for impostor
ɪmˈpɒs tərim·pos·tor

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word impostor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playernoun

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

Wiktionary

  1. impostornoun

    Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Impostornoun

    One who cheats by a fictitious character.

    Etymology: imposteur, Fr. from impose; impositor, Latin.

    Shame and pain, poverty and sickness, yea death and hell itself, are but the trophies of those fatal conquests got by that grand impostor, the devil, over the deluded sons of men. South.

Wikipedia

  1. impostor

    An impostor (also spelled imposter) is a person who pretends to be somebody else, often through means of disguise. Their objective is usually to try to gain financial or social advantages through social engineering, but also often for purposes of espionage or law enforcement.

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  1. impostor

    An impostor is a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others for personal gain or other advantageous outcomes. This deception could involve concealing one's true identity, intentions, or circumstances, and often involves mimicking the actions, appearance, or credentials of the person or position they are impersonating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Impostornoun

    one who imposes upon others; a person who assumes a character or title not his own, for the purpose of deception; a pretender

Wikidata

  1. Impostor

    An impostor is a person who pretends to be somebody else, often to try to gain financial or social advantages through social engineering, but just as often for purposes of espionage or law enforcement.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Impostor

    im-pos′tur, n. one who practises imposition or fraud.—n. Impos′tūre.—adj. Impos′tūrous.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of impostor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of impostor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of impostor in a Sentence

  1. Valerie Streit:

    Manny's support lifted me and so many others who were underrepresented in the newsroom -- helping me overcome impostor syndrome and insecurities about how to claim my authority and inhabit my voice.

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