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synonyms for impostor

  • con artist
  • hypocrite
  • actor
  • beguiler
  • bluffer
  • charlatan
  • cheat
  • deceiver
  • fake
  • faker
  • four-flusher
  • fraud
  • imitator
  • impersonator
  • masquerader
  • mimic
  • mocker
  • mountebank
  • pettifogger
  • phony
  • pretender
  • pseudo
  • quack
  • scorner
  • sham
  • sharper
  • shyster
  • trickster
  • empiric
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For instance, we might mistake social anxiety as evidence that everyone dislikes us or believe performance anxiety means we’re actually impostors.
ANXIETY FEELS TERRIBLE, BUT IT HAS AN UPSIDE. HERE'S HOW TO MAKE IT WORK IN YOUR FAVORJULI FRAGAOCTOBER 28, 2021TIME
If you’re feeling like an impostor because your peers make you feel like one, I want you to know that that’s on them, not you.
HOW TO DEAL WITH IMPOSTOR SYNDROMEAWISEAUGUST 6, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Scammers are known to create cons based on current events, but this scheme — calling families grieving after losing a loved one to covid — is a despicable twist on the typical government impostor scam.
A NEW FEMA PROGRAM OFFERS UP TO $9,000 TO HELP WITH COVID-19 FUNERALS. SCAMMERS SEE AN OPPORTUNITY.MICHELLE SINGLETARYAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If my family sees me emptying the top rack first, willingly, they will know I have been replaced by an impostor.
HABIT FORMING: HERE ARE SOME OF THE QUIRKS THAT MAKE THESE READERS UNIQUEJOHN KELLYFEBRUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In 1851 she visited Birmingham and was a welcome guest until "someone blundered" and charged her with being an impostor.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Had this stupendous miracle no effect upon the Jewish priests who had crucified Christ as an impostor?
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Then, the sallow, black-haired knave who had last night proclaimed himself as Garnache in disguise was some impostor.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
In this respect he will differ from all impostors; for an impostor never had power to "minister this spirit."
THE KINGDOM OF GOD, PART 1ORSON PRATT
He was launched on an adventure as whimsical as tragical, if he was an impostor; and if he was not, as pathetic as droll.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
You have surprised me by stating that Major Ratcliffe had a son here: there must be some mistake, or the boy must be an impostor.
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FORESTCAPTAIN MARRYAT
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WORDS RELATED TO IMPOSTOR

  • bluff
  • charlatan
  • chiseler
  • con artist
  • confidence operator
  • conniver
  • cozener
  • crook
  • deceiver
  • decoy
  • defrauder
  • dodger
  • double-crosser
  • double-dealer
  • enticer
  • fake
  • hypocrite
  • impostor
  • inveigler
  • masquerader
  • pretender
  • quack
  • rascal
  • rogue
  • scammer
  • shark
  • sharper
  • shyster
  • swindler
  • trickster
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.