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Synonyms for disguise
dɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪzdis·guise

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Wiktionary1.0 / 2 votes

  1. disguisenoun

    camouflage, pretense, mask, cloak, hide, guise

  2. disguiseverb

    To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.

    Spies often disguise themselves.

    mask, hide, cloak, pretense, camouflage, guise

  3. disguisenoun

    The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.

    He disguised his true intentions.

    mask, hide, cloak, pretense, camouflage, guise

  4. disguisenoun

    The act of disguising, notably as a ploy

    Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies

    camouflage, pretense, guise, mask

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. disguise

    Hide is the general term, including all the rest, signifying to put out of sight or beyond ready observation or approach; a thing may be hidden by intention, by accident, or by the imperfection of the faculties of the one from whom it is hidden; in their games, children hide the slipper, or hide themselves from each other; a man unconsciously hides a picture from another by standing before it, or hides a thing from himself by laying something else over it. Even an unconscious object may hide another; as, a cloud hides the sun, or a building hides some part of the prospect by intervening between it and the observer's position. As an act of persons, to conceal is always intentional; one may hide his face in anger, grief, or abstraction; he conceals his face when he fears recognition. A house is hidden by foliage; the bird's nest is artfully concealed. Secrete is a stronger word than conceal, and is used chiefly of such material objects as may be separated from the person, or from their ordinary surroundings, and put in unlooked-for places; a man conceals a scar on his face, but does not secrete it; a thief secretes stolen goods; an officer may also be said to secrete himself to watch the thief. A thing is covered by putting something over or around it, whether by accident or design; it is screened by putting something before it, always with some purpose of protection from observation, inconvenience, attack, censure, etc. In the figurative use, a person may hide honorable feelings; he conceals an evil or hostile intent. Anything which is effectually covered and hidden under any mass or accumulation is buried. Money is buried in the ground; a body is buried in the sea; a paper is buried under other documents. Whatever is buried is hidden or concealed; but there are many ways of hiding or concealing a thing without burying it. So a person may be covered with wraps, and not buried under them. Bury may be used of any object, entomb and inter only of a dead body. Figuratively, one may be said to be buried in business, in study, etc. Compare IMMERSE; PALLIATE.

    bury, cloak, conceal, cover, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, overwhelm, screen, secrete, suppress, veil

    admit, advertise, avow, betray, confess, disclose, discover, disinter, divulge, exhibit, exhume, expose, lay bare, lay open, make known, reveal, manifest, promulgate, publish, raise, show, tell, uncover, unmask, unveil

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disguise, camouflagenoun

    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

    "the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"

    camo, camouflage

  2. disguisenoun

    any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity


  3. disguise, camouflageverb

    the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance

    "he is a master of disguise"

    camo, camouflage

  4. disguise, maskverb

    make unrecognizable

    "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

    cloak, dissemble, mask, block out

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cloaking

    to cover or conceal something with a cloak or with something that acts like a cloak.

    ''he cloaked himself so no one could see him'' ''the mountains were cloaked with a mysterious mist''

    Submitted by rosiesusan.kirk on June 15, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disguiseverb

    conceal (by dress or outward appearance), cloak, veil, shroud, muffle, mask, hide, dissemble

  2. disguisenoun

    mask, cover, counterfeit dress

  3. disguisenoun

    false appearance, counterfeit show

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. disguisenoun

    mask, blind, cloak, masquerade

  2. disguiseverb

    mask, dissemble, dissimulate, cloak, shroud, masquerade

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "disguise":

    conceal, hide, costume, camouflage, mask, get-up, obscure, outfit, getup, guise

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  1. Shashank Khubchandani:

    Every blessing is a curse in disguise.

  2. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    I like a cat because it does not disguise its selfishness with any flattering hypocrisies. Its attachment is not to yourself, but to your house. Let it but have food, and a warm lair among the embers, and it heeds not at whose expense. Then it has the spirit to resent aggression. You shall beat your dog, and he will fawn upon you; but a cat never forgives : it has no tender mercies, and it torments before it destroys its prey.

  3. Ross Taylor:

    You would hide trades, say the profit was from something else, manipulate pricing to disguise where it came from, all so you didn't have to give up the idea to the boss.

  4. Chasten Buttigieg:

    The rain location may be a blessing in disguise because there is such symbolic power in that building and you can see in it the past, the present and the future, i talk so much about how we're not looking to turn back the clock and it's not about retrieving some impossible again. That building is kind of a living symbol of all of that.

  5. Rory horgan-gaul:

    The best disguise is to be yourself.

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  • تمويهArabic
  • маскирам, дегизиране, прикривам, маскиранеBulgarian
  • převlekCzech
  • forklædningDanish
  • Tarnung, verstellen, VerkleidungGerman
  • pantalla, tapadera, disfraz, disfrazarSpanish
  • valepuku, naamiointi, valeasu, naamioida, peittää, salata, naamioituaFinnish
  • déguisement, déguiserFrench
  • הסווהHebrew
  • भेषHindi
  • álcáz, álruha, álcaHungarian
  • velizarIdo
  • 変装Japanese
  • преправа, прикрива, престорува, затскриваMacedonian
  • mom, verbergen, maskeren, vermomming, verhullenDutch
  • forkledningNorwegian
  • esconder, disfarce, disfarçarPortuguese
  • deghiza, masca, deghizare, mascareRomanian
  • скрывать, маскироваться, маскировка, замаскироваться, скрытьRussian
  • மறைக்கTamil
  • 伪装Chinese

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