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Synonyms for imposition
ˌɪm pəˈzɪʃ ənim·po·si·tion

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  1. impositionnoun

    That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined.

    injunction, charge, enjoinder, burden, tax

  2. impositionnoun

    obtrusion, infliction, imposure

  3. impositionnoun

    fraud, deception, cheating, delusion, trick, imposture

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imposition

    Deceit is the habit, deception the act; guile applies to the disposition out of which deceit and deception grow, and also to their actual practise. A lie, lying, or falsehood, is the uttering of what one knows to be false with intent to deceive. The novel or drama is not a lie, because not meant to deceive; the ancient teaching that the earth was flat was not a lie, because not then known to be false. Untruth is more than lack of accuracy, implying always lack of veracity; but it is a somewhat milder and more dignified word than lie. Falsehood and lying are in utterance; deceit and deception may be merely in act or implication. Deception may be innocent, and even unintentional, as in the case of an optical illusion; deceit always involves injurious intent. Craft and cunning have not necessarily any moral quality; they are common traits of animals, but stand rather low in the human scale. Duplicity is the habitual speaking or acting with intent to appear to mean what one does not. Dissimulation is rather a concealing of what is than a pretense of what is not. Finesse is simply an adroit and delicate management of a matter for one's own side, not necessarily involving deceit. Compare ARTIFICE; FICTION; FRAUD; HYPOCRISY.

    craft, cunning, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, delusion, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fabrication, falsehood, finesse, fraud, guile, hypocrisy, lie, lying, prevarication, trickery, untruth

    candor, fair dealing, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth, veracity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imposition, inflictionnoun

    the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)

    pain, botheration, annoyance, pain in the neck, infliction, pain in the ass, bother

  2. impositionnoun

    an uncalled-for burden

    "he listened but resented the imposition"


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  1. impositionnoun


  2. impositionnoun

    constraint, oppression, burden, charge, injunction, levy, tax

  3. impositionnoun

    deception, fraud, trickery, artifice, IMPOSTURE, cheating

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  1. Free Patriotic Movement.Ali Damoush:

    We have always warned that the wrong economic policies and the imposition of more taxes and burdens on citizens will lead to a popular explosion, people have reached a difficult stage and no longer have the ability to withstand further deterioration in the living situation.

  2. Bill Richardson:

    Numerous universities and colleges have issued public statements supporting, and in some cases mandating, a criticalrace theory approach to the curriculum, usually usingcode words such as 'antiracism' or ‘equity,’ the proposed U. Nebraska Regents Resolution stands apart in that it gives an honest account of the downside of CRT in practice, which too often results in a narrowing of campus viewpoints.The resolution does not ‘ban’ CRT from the curriculum, to the contrary, it opposes‘imposition’ of CRT, and in so doing seeks to foster an open campus intellectual environment.

  3. Paul Grimm:

    It was an imposition, so I think it’s really impressive that almost every single family except for one elected to continue taking cysteamine.

  4. Alejandro Ordonez:

    This announcement means the paralysis of the armed forces against the FARC while that group continues impacting the civilian population with a range of crimes, it's evident the government has decided to accept the FARC's imposition of a bilateral ceasefire before the signing of an agreement for the end of the conflict.

  5. Mark Dubowitz:

    Governments need to know that if they are going to conduct terrorist activities, they will pay for that terrorism through the imposition of billions of dollars in judgments and in penalties.

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  • imposiciónSpanish
  • laiskanläksy, liittäminen, määrääminen, kieltäminen, asettaminen, määräys, kättenpäällepaneminen, kielto, huijaus, maksuFinnish
  • byrdeNorwegian
  • rukopolaganjeSerbo-Croatian

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