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impostornoun [C]

(also imposter) uk   /ɪmˈpɒs.tər/  us   /ɪmˈpɑː.stɚ/
a ​person who ​pretends to be someone ​else in ​order to ​deceiveothers: He ​felt like an impostor among all those ​intelligentpeople, as if he had no ​right to be there.
(Definition of impostor from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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impostornoun [C]

(also imposter)  us   /ɪmˈpɑs·tər/
a ​person who ​pretends to be someone ​else in ​order to ​deceiveothers
(Definition of impostor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “impostor”
in Spanish impostor…
in Vietnamese kẻ mạo danh…
in Malaysian penyamar…
in Thai คนที่ปลอมเป็นคนอื่น…
in French imposteur…
in German der/die Betrüger(in)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冒名顶替者…
in Turkish sahtekâr kimse, şarlatan, dolandırıcı…
in Russian самозванец…
in Indonesian gadungan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冒名頂替者…
in Polish oszust/ka…
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