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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 of disguise camouflage, costume, guise Words Related to disguise 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 of disguise act, airs, charade, masquerade, facade (also façade), front, guise, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, showWords Related to disguise 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 of disguise 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 of disguise camouflage, cloak, dress up, mask Words Related to disguise 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 of disguise display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, parade, show, uncloak, unclothe, uncover, undrape, unveil; bare, betray, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, reveal Antonyms of disguise 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 of disguise belie, blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, hide, enshroud, mask, obscure, occult, paper over, screen, shroud, suppress, veilWords Related to disguise bury, camouflage, cover (up), smother; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; becloud, bedim, befog, block, cloud, darken, eclipse, obstruct, occlude, overcast, overshadow, shadeNear Antonyms of disguise bring out, present; clarify, illuminate; advertise, air, broadcast, get out, proclaim, publicize, publish, spreadAntonyms of disguise bare, disclose, display, divulge, expose, reveal, show, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveil

Synonym Discussion of disguise

disguise, cloak, mask mean to alter the dress or appearance of so as to conceal the identity or true nature. disguise implies a change in appearance or behavior that misleads by presenting a different apparent identity.
    • disguised herself as a peasant
cloak suggests a means of hiding a movement or an intention.
    • cloaked their maneuvers in secrecy
mask suggests some often obvious means of hiding or disguising something.
    • smiling to mask his discontent

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