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Synonyms for veil
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. veil

    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.

    Synonyms:
    bury, cloak, conceal, cover, disguise, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, overwhelm, screen, secrete, suppress

    Antonyms:
    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. veil

    Synonyms:
    intercept, hide, screen, disguise, palliate, mask, cover, conceal

    Antonyms:
    expose, unveil, strip, denude, exaggerate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. head covering, veilnoun

    a garment that covers the head and face

    Synonyms:
    head covering, caul, velum, embryonic membrane, humeral veil

    Antonyms:
    unveil

  2. veil, velumnoun

    a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms

    Synonyms:
    head covering, caul, velum, soft palate, embryonic membrane, humeral veil

    Antonyms:
    unveil

  3. caul, veil, embryonic membranenoun

    the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)

    Synonyms:
    humeral veil, gastrocolic omentum, caul, greater omentum, velum, head covering, embryonic membrane

    Antonyms:
    unveil

  4. humeral veil, veilverb

    a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl

    Synonyms:
    head covering, caul, velum, embryonic membrane, humeral veil

    Antonyms:
    unveil

  5. veilverb

    to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil

    "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"

    Synonyms:
    obscure, blot out, hide, obliterate

    Antonyms:
    unveil

  6. obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hideverb

    make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

    "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"

    Synonyms:
    shroud, mist, wipe out, confuse, blot out, enshroud, overcloud, kill, becloud, fog, blur, conceal, haze over, befog, obnubilate, cover, obliterate, obscure, hide out, efface, bedim, hide, cloud

    Antonyms:
    unveil

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. veilnoun

    Synonyms:
    screen, shade, curtain

  2. veilnoun

    Synonyms:
    cover, disguise, mask, visor, blind, cloak

  3. veilverb

    Synonyms:
    screen

  4. veilverb

    Synonyms:
    cover, hide, mask, conceal, disguise

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. veilnoun

    Synonyms:
    disguise, pretense, cloak, mask, mantilla

  2. veilverb

    Synonyms:
    screen, cloak, disguise, shroud, mask, conceal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "veil":

    headscarf, hijab, sail, voile, sailing, scarf, burqa, cloak, weil, shroud, vale, kite, cloudy

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How to use veil in a sentence?

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The city as an eternal cycle of the cycle of instincts in nature. 2. City of sinners The city of sinners is a wasteland of illusion where people are lost in delusions, the city is blind and cynical. There are more and more cities and fewer people. The city diminishes the importance of human life. Life and experience is a commodity that creates new illusions that people call their goals for the sake of money ... The city is a great fog of illusion, a timeless trap of reincarnation life. A paradoxical dream of karma that confuses more and more. 3. Centrifuge for astronauts, karmic nostalgia Nostalgia is a thought that gives infinity to the karmic web of illusions. Changing the soul and mind beyond recognition. The mystery of life is a temporary loop of the reincarnation rails. The time trap of the mental labyrinth. Thought leading to the perfection of the mind. Thought is reborn. Sleep is an extension of reality. Sleep is a projector that projects philosophy into reality. There is no reality. This is an invention of the general subconscious, an invented world of people. Billions of projections of all people form a computer game. Through the subconscious, which rots from the instincts and paradoxes of selfishness. Everything moves into reality. The karmic labyrinth of illusions, both in a dream and in reality, moves and changes. In a web of illusions, intuition and awareness will turn everything into a lucid dream and give a healing insight. Free from the slavery of thought. Again and again in each new life, the same thought becomes philosophy, the meaning of life is like a centrifuge of reincarnation, you see hallucinations, but this is the truth of deja vu wormhole in the void. Holes in reincarnation and the wheel of samsara which increases pressure atmospheres. You are in a centrifuge, you think the world revolves around you, but in fact it is you that revolves around your selfishness. Atmospheres of pressure of healing insight increase. The brain is bleeding you are born. The biology of the body creates the illusion of hypper acceleration in the chrono incubator, the hypper of a person growing up like a flower in a pot that does not know the earth. Like a fish in an aquarium that everyone is looking at. Like a hamster in a cage that exists but does not live. And you will know the illusion of infinity in one century, hypper sleep, hypper accelerated maturation is given by the second hand of the clock. But amnesia in the new life washes everything away, it interferes with the renunciation of the past mistakes of life, which also reincarnate, and only deja vu and intuition reveal the veil of secrecy. A centrifuge for astronauts, karmic nostalgia is what keeps us in the labyrinth of illusions of the subconscious. 4. Time is a storm of karma and calm of hopes. 5. Wastelands of life lead to the shores of immortality. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Percy B. Shelley:

    Death is a veil which those who live call life, Sleep and it is lifted.

  3. Benjamin W. Decker:

    Taking just five minutes to calm the mind, relax the body, observe our thoughts, and listen to the Holy Spirit pierces the veil between the spiritual and physical worlds.

  4. Nikita Malik:

    Whether it's a game-changer is really going to depend on what is the reaction -- are the ISIS fanboys and the rank and file going to celebrate this woman? Or are they going to say, 'We really don't approve. We prefer our women at home, under the veil, cooking, cleaning and giving birth to little mujahideen'? it was done more of a defense mechanism rather than as an act of violence. Islamic State has said in its propaganda many times women are to remain in the home and really their participation in jihad is more nurturing role as a mother and a wife.

  5. E. H. Chapin:

    Do not judge men by mere appearances for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.

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