imposturous

imposture

[im-pos-cher]
noun
1.
the action or practice of imposing fraudulently upon others.
2.
deception using an assumed character, identity, or name, as by an impostor.
3.
an instance or piece of fraudulent imposition.

Origin:
1530–40; < Late Latin impostūra, equivalent to Latin impost(us) past participle of impōnere (see impostor, impone) + -ūra -ure

impostrous [im-pos-truhs] , imposturous, adjective


3. fraud, hoax, swindle, deception, humbug, cheat.
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imposture (ɪmˈpɒstʃə)
 
n
the act or an instance of deceiving others, esp by assuming a false identity
 
[C16: from French, from Late Latin impostūra, from Latin impōnere; see impose]
 
impostrous
 
adj
 
impostorous
 
adj
 
im'posturous
 
adj

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