1. a person who makes deceitful pretenses
imposter, ↑impostor, ↑pretender, ↑fake, ↑faker, ↑fraud, ↑sham, ↑pseudo, ↑pseud, ↑role player
Derivationally related forms: ↑sham, ↑sham (for: ↑sham), ↑fake (for: ↑faker), ↑fake (for: ↑fake), ↑pretend (for: ↑pretender)
Hypernyms: ↑deceiver, ↑cheat, ↑cheater, ↑trickster, ↑beguiler, ↑slicker
Hyponyms: ↑name dropper, ↑ringer
2. someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
Syn: ↑malingerer, ↑skulker
Derivationally related forms: ↑sham, ↑skulk (for: ↑skulker), ↑malinger (for: ↑malingerer)
Hypernyms: ↑slacker, ↑shirker

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