1. impostor

noun. ['ˌɪmˈpɔstɝ'] a person who makes deceitful pretenses.


  • cheat
  • ringer
  • fake
  • deceiver
  • pseudo
  • faker
  • name dropper
  • sham
  • beguiler
  • role player
  • cheater
  • fraud
  • shammer
  • pseud
  • imposter
  • pretender
  • slicker


  • undercharge
  • genuine
  • natural

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Rhymes with Impostor

  • kloster
  • gloucester
  • coster
  • auster

How do you pronounce impostor?

Pronounce impostor as ˌɪmˈpɔstər.

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Sentences with impostor

1. Noun, singular or mass
Do you still feel like an impostor in a world of entrepreneurs?

Quotes about impostor

1. As we come to grips with our own selfishness and stupidity, we make friends with the impostor and accept that we are impoverished and broken and realize that, if we were not, we would be God. The art of gentleness toward ourselves leads to being gentle with others -- and is a natural prerequisite for our presence to God in prayer.
- Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

2. While the impostor draws his identity from past achievements and the adulation of others, the true self claims identity in its belovedness. We encounter God in the ordinariness of life: not in the search for spiritual highs and extraordinary, mystical experiences but in our simple presence in life.
- Brennan Manning, Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

3. His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad
- William Montgomery Watt, Muhammad at Mecca