Definition of guise
1 : a form or style of dress : costume attended the masquerade in the guise of a court jester
Examples of guise in a Sentence
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
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
Recent Examples of guise from the Web
As a portrait of a psychopath in the guise of dutiful wife, 1945’s Leave Her to Heaven has more punch.
A police affidavit says DiNardo lured each of the victims to his family's 90-acre Solebury Township farm under the guise of marijuana deals.
A police affidavit confirmed the source's story -- DiNardo lured each of the victims to his family's 90-acre Solebury Township farm under the guise of marijuana deals.
This mindset helps explain why global nonprofits have a laser-like focus on distributing copious amounts of contraception in Africa, under the guise of human rights.
Aurora, a top dairy producer in the country, was found ducking organic standards, selling conventional milk under the guise of organic.
Newport Beach In Newport Beach, undercover detectives have nabbed more than 1,000 pounds by combing Craigslist and other online classified advertisements, then arranging to meet with the sellers under the guise of purchasing the illegal fireworks.
This time, though, the upskirt paparazzi shots that used to crop up on creepy early-aughts blogs like What Would Tyler Durden Do? are cloaked in the guise of female empowerment–
And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.
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Definition of Guise
2nd Duc de 1519–1563 François de Lorraine French soldier and politician
Definition of Guise
3rd Duc de 1550–1588 Henri I de Lorraine French soldier and politician
GUISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of guise for English Language Learners
: one of several or many different ways in which something is seen, experienced, or produced
: a way of seeming or looking that is not true or real
GUISE Defined for Kids
Definition of guise for Students
1 : a style of dress
2 : outward appearance The fairy appeared in the guise of an old woman.
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