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Synonyms for mask
mæsk, mɑskmask

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mask

    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, disguise, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, 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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. masknoun

    pretext, screen, pretence, ruse, cover, hypocrisy

    truth, nakedness, detection, exposure, unmasking, verity, openness, candor

  2. maskverb

    hide, screen, blink, cloke, disguise

    expose, unmask, detect

Princeton's WordNet

  1. masknoun

    a covering to disguise or conceal the face

    masque, masquerade party, masquerade


  2. masknoun

    activity that tries to conceal something

    "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"

    masque, masquerade party, masquerade


  3. masquerade, masquerade party, masque, masknoun

    a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

    masquerade costume, masque, masquerade party, masquerade, fancy dress


  4. maskverb

    a protective covering worn over the face

    masque, masquerade party, masquerade


  5. dissemble, cloak, maskverb

    hide under a false appearance

    "He masked his disappointment"

    act, feign, affect, pretend, dissemble, disguise, drape, block out, sham, cloak, robe, clothe


  6. maskverb

    put a mask on or cover with a mask

    "Mask the children for Halloween"

    cloak, dissemble, disguise, block out


  7. disguise, maskverb

    make unrecognizable

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

    cloak, dissemble, disguise, block out


  8. maskverb

    cover with a sauce

    "mask the meat"

    cloak, dissemble, disguise, block out


  9. mask, block outverb

    shield from light

    cloak, dissemble, disguise, screen, block out


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. masknoun

    cover (for the face), veil, visor, cloak, screen, blind, disguise

  2. masknoun

    subterfuge, evasion, trick, shift, pretence, pretext, plea

  3. masknoun

    masquerade, revel, piece of mummery

  4. maskverb

    put a mask on

  5. maskverb

    disguise, conceal, hide, cloak, veil, screen, shroud, cover

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. masknoun

    disguise, pretext, subterfuge, screen, cloak, veil, ruse, feint, blind, domino, maskoid, masquerade, mascaron

  2. maskverb

    disguise, masquerade, veil

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. mask

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How to use mask in a sentence?

  1. San Jose:

    The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect was upset the female was not maintaining proper social distancing, so the suspect removed her face mask, got close to the babys face, and coughed 2-3 times.

  2. Malachi Ezekiel Dumile:

    I wanted to get onstage and orate, without people thinking about the normal things people think about. Like girls being like,' Oh, he's sexy,' or' I don't want him, he's ugly,' and then other dudes sizing you up, a visual always brings a first impression. But if there's going to be a first impression I might as well use it to control the story. So why not do something like throw a mask on ?

  3. Lawrence Gostin:

    They either get the jab or they have to get two tests per week ; they have to mask up. But we should absolutely make sure that if you make a decision not to be vaccinated that you just have no right to go unmasked and unvaccinated in a crowded work place.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    It's time to pull his mask off so people can see what we are dealing with here, friends do not let friends vote for con artists.

  5. Governor Abbott:

    Texans, not government, should decide their best health practices, which is why masks will not be mandated by public school districts or government entities. We can continue to mitigate COVID-19 while defending Texans' liberty to choose whether or not they mask up.

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