impostorism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

impostor +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

impostorism (uncountable)

  1. (psychology) The feeling of being an impostor.
    • 2008 February 5, Benedict Carey, “Feel Like a Fraud? At Times, Maybe You Should”, New York Times:
      Their findings have veered well away from the original conception of impostorism as a reflection of an anxious personality or a cultural stereotype.