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Synonyms for costume
ˈkɒs tum, -tyum; kɒˈstum, -ˈstyumcos·tume

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  1. costumenoun

    Synonyms:
    outfit

  2. costumenoun

    To dress or adorn with a costume or appropriate garb.

    The dancer was wearing Highland costume.

    Synonyms:
    outfit

  3. costumenoun

    An outfit or a disguise worn as fancy dress etc.

    We wore gorilla costumes to the party.

    Synonyms:
    outfit

  4. costumenoun

    A set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season.

    The bride wore a grey going-away costume.

    Synonyms:
    outfit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. costume

    Clothing denotes the entire covering of the body, taken as a whole; clothes and garments view it as composed of separate parts. Clothes, clothing, and garments may be used of inner or outer covering; all the other words in the list (with possible rare exceptions in the case of raiment) refer to the outer garments. Array, raiment, and vesture are archaic or poetic; so, too, is habit, except in technical use to denote a lady's riding-dress. The word vestments is now rare, except in ecclesiastical use. Apparel and attire are most frequently used of somewhat complete and elegant outer clothing, tho Shakespeare speaks of "poor and mean attire." Dress may be used, specifically, for a woman's gown, and in that sense may be either rich or shabby; but in the general sense it denotes outer clothing which is meant to be elegant, complete, and appropriate to some social or public occasion; as, full dress, court dress, evening dress, etc. Dress has now largely displaced apparel and attire. Garb denotes the clothing characteristic of some class, profession, or the like; as, the garb of a priest. Costume is chiefly used for that which befits an assumed character; as, a theatrical costume; we sometimes speak of a national costume, etc.

    Synonyms:
    apparel, array, attire, clothes, clothing, dress, garb, garments, habiliments, habit, raiment, robes, uniform, vestments, vesture

    Antonyms:
    bareness, disarray, dishabille, exposure, nakedness, nudity, undress

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. costume

    Synonyms:
    uniform, livery, robes

    Antonyms:
    disguise, transformation, incognito

Princeton's WordNet

  1. costumenoun

    the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball

    "he won the prize for best costume"

  2. costumenoun

    unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place

    "in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume"

  3. costumenoun

    the prevalent fashion of dress (including accessories and hair style as well as garments)

  4. costumeverb

    the attire characteristic of a country or a time or a social class

    "he wore his national costume"

  5. costume, dress upverb

    dress in a costume

    "We dressed up for Halloween as pumpkins"

    Synonyms:
    tog up, prink, trick out, fancy up, dress up, fig up, rig out, deck out, bard, gussy up, tog out, window-dress, dress, barde, caparison, deck up, fig out, get up, overdress, attire, trick up

  6. costumeverb

    furnish with costumes; as for a film or play

    Synonyms:
    dress up

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. costumenoun

    Synonyms:
    style of dress

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How to use costume in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Tame:

    Most people are working on Christmas Day in Japan but hopefully with the costume they can also see a bit of Christmas on the day.

  2. Armando Iannucci:

    It felt very modern, it also speaks of these sort of contemporary issues and I just want to get that life and that humour and approach it maybe as if there were no rules as to how you make a costume drama.

  3. Michelle Lee Flores:

    If you’re trying to be witty, funny, or even a little edgy with a costume, sit back and get a second opinion from a family member or political correct friend, most people really are n’t trying to be insensitive at all but sometimes it takes another voice to point out a potential issue.

  4. Emily Mitchell:

    It's sort of like putting a cow in a horse costume. It's still a cow.

  5. Bryanna Reid:

    Lady Godiva costume is the most suitable clothes for young red ladies.


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