Synonyms and Antonyms of guise
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 chronic moocher.
act, airs, charade, disguise, facade (also façade), front, masquerade, playacting, pose, pretense (or pretence), put-on, semblance, show
impersonation, performance, portrayal
appearance, color, gloss
affectation, deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, fraud, guile
betrayal, double cross, faithlessness, falseness, falsity, infidelity, perfidy, treachery, treason, unfaithfulness
bluntness, candidness, candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, openheartedness, outspokenness, plainspokenness, straightforwardness
artlessness, genuineness, naïveté (also naivete)
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.
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.
domino, mask, veil, visor (also vizor), vizard
costumery, dress, getup, outfit, rig
coloring, cosmetic, makeup, paint
outward and often deceptive indication
- The teacher got the kindergartners to do their classroom chores in the guise of a game.
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, shape, shell, surface, veneer