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Synonyms for impostor
ɪmˈpɒs tərim·pos·tor

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Wiktionary

  1. impostornoun

    Synonyms:
    impersonator

  2. impostornoun

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

    Synonyms:
    impersonator

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impostor

    A hypocrite (Greek hypokrites, one who answers on the stage, an actor, especially a mimic actor) is one who acts a false part, or assumes a character other than the real. Deceiver is the most comprehensive term, including all the other words of the group. The deceiver seeks to give false impressions of any matter where he has an end to gain; the dissembler or hypocrite seeks to give false impressions in regard to himself. The dissembler is content if he can keep some base conduct or evil purpose from being discovered; the hypocrite seeks not merely to cover his vices, but to gain credit for virtue. The cheat and impostor endeavor to make something out of those they may deceive. The cheat is the inferior and more mercenary, as the thimble-rig gambler; the impostor may aspire to a fortune or a throne. Compare HYPOCRISY.

    The antonyms of hypocrite are to be found only in phrases embodying the adjectives candid, honest, ingenuous, sincere, true, etc.

    Synonyms:
    cheat, deceiver, dissembler, hypocrite, pretender

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impostor

    Synonyms:
    cheat, deceiver, distemper, charlatan, knave

    Antonyms:
    detector, undeceiver, guide, enlightener

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a person who makes deceitful pretenses

    Synonyms:
    histrion, fraud, imposter, pseudo, fake, dissimulator, faker, player, pretender, fraudulence, juke, role player, hoax, dissembler, put-on, humbug, shammer, actor, pseud, hypocrite, phoney, sham, phony, postiche, dupery, malingerer, thespian, skulker

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impostornoun

    Synonyms:
    deceiver, pretender, cheat, rogue, trickster, tricker, knave, hypocrite, pharisee, quack, charlatan, mountebank, double-dealer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impostornoun

    Synonyms:
    pretender, cheat, charlatan, mountebank, quack, deceiver

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "impostor":

    imposter, faker, pretender, fake, phoney, fraud, fraudster

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  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    What can a sculptor do without the chisel and the hammer? And what can an impostor politician do without the ignorants and the uneducated?

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