What does impostor mean?
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imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role playernoun
a person who makes deceitful pretenses
Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
one who imposes upon others; a person who assumes a character or title not his own, for the purpose of deception; a pretender
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
im-pos′tur, n. one who practises imposition or fraud.—n. Impos′tūre.—adj. Impos′tūrous.
Imposter vs. Impostor -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Imposter and Impostor.
The numerical value of impostor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of impostor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of impostor in a Sentence
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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- Hochstapler, BetrügerGerman
- impostora, impostorSpanish
- toiseksi tekeytyjä, huijariFinnish
- impostrice, imposteurFrench
- impostora, impostorPortuguese
- impostoare, impostorRomanian
- varalica, samozvanacSerbo-Croatian
- kẻ giả mạoVietnamese
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