Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See impostor.

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  • noun Someone who attempts to deceive by using an assumed name or identity or other devious disguise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses

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Examples

  • Atlanta psychologist Pauline Clance, along with colleague Suzanne Imes, coined the term "imposter syndrome" in 1978, after an interviewee in their research study said she "felt like an imposter, here with all these really bright people."

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  • Atlanta psychologist Pauline Clance, along with colleague Suzanne Imes, coined the term "imposter syndrome" in 1978, after an interviewee in their research study said she "felt like an imposter, here with all these really bright people."

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  • People wear themselves and their pocketbooks out trying to prove an obvious imposter is a POW.

    John Hartley Robertson

  • This imposter was the Arizona State Captain for the PGR. .... feel he is a disgrace and an embarrassment to the Patriot Guard Riders and has no business attending the funerals of the heroes returning from Iraq, let alone leading Veterans and Civilians under a batch of lies.

    Heroes or Villains?

  • If so, according to Ms. Young, chances are that you suffer from a malady known as the "imposter syndrome."

    Having It All, Including Doubt

  • Most of all, she advises women to overcome the so-called imposter syndrome, that phenomenon of self-doubt.

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  • A Hong Kong official told the AP that the imposter is a mainland Chinese citizen who was transiting through Hong Kong.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • A Hong Kong official told the AP that the imposter is a mainland Chinese citizen who was transiting through Hong Kong.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • A Hong Kong official told the AP that the imposter is a mainland Chinese citizen who was transiting through Hong Kong.

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  • A Hong Kong official told the AP that the imposter is a mainland Chinese citizen who was transiting through Hong Kong.

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