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disguise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of disguise

  1. 1 clothing put on to hide one's true identity or imitate someone or something else <Mardi Gras revelers dressed in a colorful array of outlandish disguises> Synonyms camouflage, costume, guise Related Words domino, mask, veil, visor (also vizor), vizard; costumery, dress, getup, outfit, rig; coloring, cosmetic, makeup, paint

  2. 2 a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <somehow, he managed to put on a disguise of happiness as he watched his secret crush marry someone else> Synonyms act, airs, charade, masquerade, facade (also façade), front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, showRelated Words impersonation, performance, portrayal; image, persona; appearance, color, gloss; camouflage, cloak; affectation, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, fraud, guile; betrayal, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness; excuse, pretextNear Antonyms bluntness, candidness, candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, openheartedness, outspokenness, plainspokenness, sincerity, straightforwardness; artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté)




disguise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disguise

  1. 1 to change the dress or looks of so as to conceal true identity <the spies disguised themselves as harmless tourists> Synonyms camouflage, cloak, dress up, mask Related Words blanket, blot out, conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, obscure, occult, screen, shroud, veil; affect, assume, counterfeit, dissemble, dissimulate, feign, pose, pretend, sham, simulate; act, fake, impersonate, masquerade, play; cosmeticize, gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash Near Antonyms display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, parade, show, uncloak, unclothe, uncover, undrape, unveil; bare, betray, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, reveal Antonyms unmask

  2. 2 to keep secret or shut off from view <that investigative reporter usually does a good job of disguising her true motives for interviewing a person> Synonyms belie, blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, {h,1}hide, enshroud, mask, obscure, occult, paper over, screen, shroud, suppress, veilRelated Words bury, camouflage, cover (up), smother; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; becloud, bedim, befog, block, cloud, darken, eclipse, obstruct, occlude, overcast, overshadow, shadeNear Antonyms bring out, present; clarify, illuminate; advertise, air, broadcast, get out, proclaim, publicize, publish, spreadAntonyms bare, disclose, display, divulge, expose, reveal, show, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveil





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