Impostrous Im*pos"trous, n. Characterized by imposture; deceitful. ``Impostrous pretense of knowledge.'' --Grote. [1913 Webster]

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  • impostrous — index deceptive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • impostrous — im·pos·trous …   English syllables

  • impostrous — (ˈ)im|pästrəs, əmˈp adjective : of, relating to, or being an imposture : deceitful, fraudulent …   Useful english dictionary

  • imposture — impostrous /im pos treuhs/, imposturous, adj. /im pos cheuhr/, n. 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 …   Universalium

  • Imposturous — Im*pos tur*ous, a. Impostrous; deceitful. [1913 Webster] Strictness fales and impostrous. Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deceptive — de·cep·tive /di sep tiv/ adj: tending or having capacity to deceive deceptive trade practices compare fraudulent, misleading Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • deceitful — [adj] dishonest, insincere artful, astucious, astute, beguiling, clandestine, counterfeit, crafty, cunning, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, delusory, designing, disingenuous, double dealing, duplicitous, fallacious, false, feline, foxy,… …   New thesaurus

  • pretended — [adj] alleged; imaginary affected, artificial, assumed, avowed, bluffing, bogus, charlatan, cheating, concealed, counterfeit, covered, dissimulated, factitious, fake, false, falsified, feigned, fictitious, impostrous, imposturous, lying, make… …   New thesaurus

  • impostor — n. (also imposter) 1 a person who assumes a false character or pretends to be someone else. 2 a swindler. Derivatives: impostorous adj. impostrous adj. Etymology: F imposteur f. LL impostor (as IMPOST(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • imposterous — adjective obsolete : impostrous …   Useful english dictionary

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