[ im-pos-cher ]
/ ɪmˈpɒs tʃər /
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the action or practice of imposing fraudulently upon others.
deception using an assumed character, identity, or name, as by an impostor.
an instance or piece of fraudulent imposition.
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Origin of imposture
OTHER WORDS FROM impostureim·pos·trous [im-pos-truhs], /ɪmˈpɒs trəs/, im·pos·tur·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for imposture
/ (ɪmˈpɒstʃə) /
the act or an instance of deceiving others, esp by assuming a false identity
Derived forms of impostureimpostrous (ɪmˈpɒstrəs), impostorous (ɪmˈpɒstərəs) or imposturous, adjective
Word Origin for imposture
C16: from French, from Late Latin impostūra, from Latin impōnere; see impose
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