Synonyms and Antonyms of guise
1 a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive <my new neighbor began seeking my company under the guise of friendship, but he turned out to be a member of a religious cult bent on conversion> Synonyms act, airs, charade, disguise, facade (also façade), front, masquerade, 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)
2 clothing chosen as appropriate for a specific situation <she felt as though she should be wearing some sort of Germanic guise, complete with dirndl, for the fall festival featuring traditional German food and drink> Synonyms costume, drag, dress, garb, getup, outfit, togsRelated Words apparel, attire, clothes, duds, habiliment(s), raiment; fashion, mode, style; array, caparison, vestments
3 clothing put on to hide one's true identity or imitate someone or something else <he snuck into the castle to rescue Ivanhoe in the guise of a priest coming to give Ivanhoe his last rites> Synonyms camouflage, costume, disguiseRelated Words domino, mask, veil, visor (also vizor), vizard; costumery, dress, getup, outfit, rig; coloring, cosmetic, makeup, paint
4 outward and often deceptive indication <hazing rituals may have the guise of harmless fun, but often the reality is serious physical abuse> Synonyms face, appearance, name, outward, seeming, semblance, showRelated Words air, effect, impression; hint, implication, insinuation, resemblance, suggestion; affectation, demonstration, display, fiction, image, imitation, imposture, likeness, make-believe (also make-belief), pose, pretense (or pretence), representation, simulation; cloak, disguise, exterior, facade (also façade), front, gloss, mask, masquerade, patina, Potemkin village, shape, shell, surface, veneer
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