Definition of imposture in English:
An instance of pretending to be someone else in order to deceive others: I discovered the imposture as soon as her doppelgänger arrived [mass noun]: in a day and a night of violence and imposture William Bentley also succeeds in capturing a smuggler
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- In my previous impostures in the English department, I had picked up some of the rudiments of Romanticism, but one idea that intrigued me was Edmund Burke's theory of the sublime.
- Yet even after he had sold his story to Life magazine, and exposed his strategies, he was unable to resist further impostures.
- When threatened with ‘a very painful experiment’ to uncover any secret, she confessed her imposture on December 7 and was charged as a ‘notorious and vile cheat’.
British informal wheeze
Irish informal codology
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