Search Result for "impostor":
1. a person who makes deceitful pretenses;
[syn: imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player]
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. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
impostor n 1: a person who makes deceitful pretenses [syn: imposter, impostor, pretender, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player]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 sepulcherThe Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
IMPOSTOR n. A rival aspirant to public honors.