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mask

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mask

  1. 1 a cover or partial cover for the face used to disguise oneself <an elaborate mask that would be suitable for a fancy masquerade ball> Synonyms vizard Related Words camouflage, costume, disguise, guise; bill, cloak, domino, hood, veil, visor (also vizor)

  2. 2 something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth <his unexpected friendliness is just a mask, for he always has an ulterior motive> Synonyms blanket, cope, cover, covering, coverture, cover-up, curtain, hood, mantle, cloak, pall, penumbra, robe, shroud, veil, wrapsRelated Words blind, concealer, screen, shield; fig leaf, Potemkin village, Trojan horse; camouflage, disguise, facade (also façade), face, cloak, veneer; gloss, varnish




mask

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mask

  1. 1 to change the dress or looks of so as to conceal true identity <the federal agents masked their surveillance vehicle so that it looked like an ordinary moving van> Synonyms camouflage, cloak, dress up, disguiseRelated 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, whitewashNear Antonyms display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, parade, show, uncloak, unclothe, uncover, undrape, unveil; bare, betray, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, revealAntonyms unmask

  2. 2 to keep secret or shut off from view <masked his real motives for wanting to see the house that was for sale> Synonyms belie, blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, disguise, enshroud, {h,1}hide, 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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