- impost block,
- impostor syndrome,
Origin of imposture
Examples from the Web for imposture
Even after the imposture was revealed, however, Taliban leaders remained positive that that their trick could still work.Afghanistan: The Taliban Plot to Assassinate Karzai|Sami Yousafzai|December 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shall it be of ignorance, simplicity, and facility; or of malice and imposture?The Essays of Montaigne, Complete|Michel de Montaigne
Mr Francis gives us some interesting anecdotes of the casualties arising from this gigantic scheme of imposture.
I listen; be brief—for I am in no humor for either falsehood or imposture.Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent|William Carleton
They always believe that if they had been there they could have quickly discovered the imposture.Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research|Michael Sage
They proposed to put the great bibliopolist, De Bure, in good humour, whose agency would sanction the imposture.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
Word Origin for imposture
"act of willfully deceiving others," 1530s, from Middle French imposture, from Late Latin impostura, from impostus (see impost).