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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 of mask vizard Words Related to mask 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 of mask blanket, cope, cover, covering, coverture, cover-up, curtain, hood, mantle, cloak, pall, penumbra, robe, shroud, veil, wrapsWords Related to mask 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 of mask camouflage, cloak, dress up, disguiseWords Related to mask 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 of mask display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, parade, show, uncloak, unclothe, uncover, undrape, unveil; bare, betray, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, revealAntonyms of mask 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 of mask belie, blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, disguise, enshroud, hide, obscure, occult, paper over, screen, shroud, suppress, veilWords Related to mask bury, camouflage, cover (up), smother; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; becloud, bedim, befog, block, cloud, darken, eclipse, obstruct, occlude, overcast, overshadow, shadeNear Antonyms of mask bring out, present; clarify, illuminate; advertise, air, broadcast, get out, proclaim, publicize, publish, spreadAntonyms of mask bare, disclose, display, divulge, expose, reveal, show, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveil

Synonym Discussion of mask

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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