plural of guise

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1 a display of emotion or behavior that is insincere or intended to deceive
  • he allowed himself to dine at fine restaurants all over the world under the guise of research for his book on international cuisine

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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

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3 clothing put on to hide one's true identity or imitate someone or something else
  • he sneaked into the castle to rescue Ivanhoe in the guise of a priest coming to give Ivanhoe his last rites

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4 outward and often deceptive indication
  • hazing rituals may have the guise of harmless fun, but often the reality is serious physical abuse

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“Guises.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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