Definition of 'disguise'


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

2. The act of disguising, notably as a ploy

3. An attire (e.g. clothing) used to hide one's identity or assume another.

4. A pretense or misrepresentation.

5. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something.

6. Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.

7. obsolete A masque or masquerade.

8. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception.

9. Change of manner by drink; intoxication.

10. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.

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

12. an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

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

14. That which disguises; something that serves or is intended for concealment of identity, character, or quality; a deceptive covering, condition, manner, etc.

15. The act of disguising, or the state of being disguised; a false or misleading appearance; concealment under a disguised form, manner, etc.: as, his attempted disguise was unsuccessful; a thief in disguise.

16. A masque; an interlude.

17. Change of behavior and utterance by drink; intoxication.

18. transitive To prevent giving away or revealing (something secret).

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

20. make unrecognizable

21. Synonyms Simulate, etc. (see dissemble), mask, veil.

22. To distinguish by a difference of form or guise.

23. To conceal the personal identity of, by changes of guise or usual appearance, such as those produced by differences in dress or in the hair or beard, the use of a mask, etc.

24. To alter the appearance of; make difficult of recognition by some change not intended for concealment.

25. To conceal or cover up the real or original character of by a counterfeit form or appearance; cloak by false show, deceptive statement or speech, or an artificial manner: as, to disguise the handwriting; to disguise the taste of a drug; to disguise sentiments or intentions.

26. To change in voice or behavior by the use of strong drink; intoxicate.

27. To modify the manner or appearance of (a person, for example) in order to prevent recognition.

28. To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent.

29. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.

30. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.

31. To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask


1. A couple of reindeer skins and a mattress do not disguise the fact that the bed is a block of ice.

2. It's probably easier to get the target to click onto a PDF if it is disguised as something the individual might be interested in.

3. Watch out for sugar in disguise under different names.

4. Stress comes in many guises and disguises.

5. He bowls it with control as well as disguise.

6. There was thinly disguised contempt around the table.

7. It is often disguised by paint or a protective coating.

8. That should not disguise the fact that big changes are needed.

9. They just reappear periodically in a different disguise.

10. Remember that many criticisms are disguised as questions or apparently caring comments!

11. It is often disguised by a fixation on fitness and macho talk about healthy eating.

12. It is an offence to enter into any arrangement to conceal or disguise the source of a gift.

13. Both times they were heavily disguised in wigs and sunglasses and bundled into the detached garage when visitors called.

14. But a string of losing bets led him to conceal funds and disguise increasingly risky activities from his managers.

15. She would stoop to blend in with her friends and always tried to dress in clothes that disguised her skinny frame.

16. He just disguises them very well.

17. Some companies strive to hide or disguise disparities, but these soon leak out.

18. Many of the contributions were raw slices of life, barely disguised as fiction.

19. They are a disguised disguise, masks in plain sight.

20. Third, there is heavily disguised favouritism.

21. He uses nonsense to disguise the fact that he hasn't anything to say.

22. By the end of that year, it became imperative to adopt a disguise to hide my blonde hair and blue eyes.

23. They worried constantly; food was tainted or too rich; those sauces were disguising something suspicious.

24. There will always be a fringe appetite for a freak show, especially one involving celebs, but a freak show is more palatable when disguised as something else.

25. That animals are only human beings in disguise is an axiom in the fairy tales.

26. Mousa fled in disguise from the palace of Boursa; traversed the Propontis in an open boat; wandered over the Walachian and Servian hills; and after some vain attempts, ascended the throne of Adrianople, so recently stained with the blood of Soliman.

27. Jerusalem, as search is made for a malefactor in disguise, that is harboured by his accomplices.

28. Splithog Pauper, in disguise (CR classified, SitS p. 66) 1 goblin snake (CR1, Pathfinder #1) 1d4 Small monstrous centipedes (CR 1, MM p. 276)

29. This is why, when the fantasy turns out to be science fiction in disguise, I tend to like that a lot more.

30. Is the despair of victims and misfits more abject because they can't foresee a reversal of fortune, or because they feel bereft of allies, or because they can't conceive of themselves as heroes in disguise?

31. Another devious method of disguise is the principle of neglect: whereas some are painted a bright colour, many others are simply left au naturel, ensuring that they blend in well with the pavement to deceive even the most alert motorist.

32. This became a blessing in disguise as we found ourselves at Mirai Sushi, which was one of my best sushi experiences

33. The fantastic elements, gods and monsters, curses and destinies and princes in disguise, the fall of mighty cities in the ruin of war, and all which form the backbone of modern fantasy, are present in their original forms here.

34. ‘She is supposed to have disguised herself as a pauper for a young priest who, out of charity, took her to an inn to feed her.’

35. ‘In 1671 he and Maria disguised themselves as a parson and his wife. They visited the keeper of the jewels and Maria pretended to faint to cause a distraction.’

36. ‘In order to reach the river, they'd disguised themselves as servants.’

37. ‘Police in turn disguised themselves as tourists, secretly videoing visitors as they moved round the exhibition site.’

38. ‘He said rebels had disguised themselves as traders attending the weekend market.’

39. ‘A handful of women disguised themselves as men and fought alongside male soldiers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.’

40. ‘She disguised herself as a peasant boy and romped in the marketplace, darting between the steam drums and the soup kettles.’

41. ‘When she was younger, she had disguised herself as a boy to learn weaponry, and now she was skilled in using a short sword and a buckler.’

42. ‘He enlisted the help of a druidess, and disguised himself as a woman.’

43. ‘During the Civil War in America, unknown numbers of females disguised themselves as male soldiers.’

44. ‘I disguised myself as a wizard, wearing a long cloak and holding a staff.’

45. ‘Kathleen disguised herself as a man by having her long hair hidden beneath a cap and traveling dressed as a man.’

46. ‘When he decided to develop a navy, he disguised himself as a carpenter so that he might learn at first hand how ships should be built.’

47. ‘This is why she has taken no money, and disguised herself as a working-class woman.’

48. ‘He disguised himself as a beggar and asked the opinions of some of the people in his city.’

49. ‘The magician disguised himself as a friendly merchant and paid the King and his family a visit.’

50. ‘With her true identity safely disguised Liz began to play openly in the store.’

51. ‘The enigmatic Duke then disguises himself as a priest in order to observe the events.’

52. ‘A few years back baseball caps were used to disguise someone's appearance.’

53. ‘He dressed up, disguising himself as a youth and joined them.’

54. ‘It can make sweet things sweeter, it can disguise unpleasant tastes and smells and it is the most versatile food ingredient known to man.’

55. ‘‘Great outfit,’ Joey said disguising his voice with scratchy sounds.’

56. ‘She disguised her voice to make it sound deeper and manlier, and with the wrap covering her mouth, it made it sound even more muffled.’

57. ‘Various coatings were devised to disguise any bitter or unpleasant taste, gold and silver being particularly valued.’

58. ‘Even the radio commentators had a hard time disguising their reviews to appear fair.’

59. ‘This would have disguised the smell from dogs used by customs officials to check for drugs.’

60. ‘The bootleg alcohol that was produced then, often called gut-rot, tasted so vile that the bartenders learned to mix the alcohol with fruit juices to disguise the taste.’

61. ‘Culinary historians are divided over the use of sauces and marinades, but the conventional theory is that they were used to disguise the taste of ingredients past their primes.’

62. ‘Operators must not camouflage or disguise the cameras in a way that could lead to a public perception of ‘sly operations’.’

63. ‘What began as a cheap and easy way to disguise the taste of alcohol in prohibition America quickly became the drink of choice for the privileged fast set of the 1920s.’

64. ‘The first wax to be used was animal fat which was boiled and strained till it turned to tallow and then had scents added to it to disguise the smell.’

65. ‘‘I could teach you to play the guitar,’ I said, unable to disguise the eager tone in my voice.’

66. ‘He asked that we disguise his voice and face, afraid of retribution by those who run the criminal enterprise.’

67. ‘When we do see him eat out it is often at a Mexican take-out, where quantities of hot sauce disguise the taste.’

68. ‘I bet there aren't many children who eat fish that isn't wrapped in batter and swamped in ketchup to disguise the fishy taste.’

69. ‘The danger lies in alcopops, which are flavoured with things like cranberry or orange to disguise the taste of vodka.’

70. ‘A tincture is easier for children to take and it can be added to a little juice to disguise the taste.’

71. ‘A simple and effective form of disguising a voice is whispering.’

72. ‘She didn't bother disguising her voice, for she was beyond caring.’

73. ‘Once on the skin it creates a light-reflecting surface which disguises a grey complexion.’

74. ‘I didn't make an effort to disguise my emotions or hide my tears, which were slowly beginning to fall.’

75. ‘The judges make no effort to disguise their boredom.’

76. ‘It's very easy to tell a fun story which disguised my feelings about the most painful moment in my life.’

77. ‘He made no effort to disguise his annoyance.’

78. ‘Feeling slightly humiliated, Anna folded her arms, sat back in her chair and pouted, making no effort to disguise her anger toward his put-down.’

79. ‘She made no effort to disguise her contempt for them.’

80. ‘Elizabeth was always good at disguising her feelings and keeping herself under control.’

81. ‘It disguised her feelings, her hopes, her wishes… but spilled them into words.’

82. ‘In this battle of minds the most urgent task is to throw a spotlight on an organisation which has, for too long, been able to disguise its true totalitarian nature.’

83. ‘He sat mute next to James, who also made no effort to disguise his own bad mood.’

84. ‘They didn't disguise any of their contempt for the ‘pathetic old bankrupt’ they considered him to be.’

85. ‘To describe its findings as a whitewash would be uncharitable to previous whitewashes, which at least made some effort to disguise their intent.’

86. ‘Harry disguises the latent homosexual feelings he has for his best friend Ron, by having a string of one night stands with besotted girls in the year below him.’

87. ‘This blitz of ads sells superficial cosmetics as a mask to disguise the glaring self-deficiency felt by most people today.’

88. ‘John, though unable to disguise the pleasure he had derived from his overall performance against the Barbarians, was the first to point out that he had been some way from flawless.’

89. ‘But his assurances do not disguise his very real fears.’

90. ‘She joked about their religious frame of reference but could not disguise her deep cultural pride.’

91. ‘Denying that or disguising that or hiding that love is very, very injurious to human beings.’

92. ‘Ronnie jumped in eagerly, almost clasping her hands in poorly disguised relief.’

93. ‘More clothes and disguises were needed, debts also needed to be repaid, and tracks covered.’

94. ‘He is known to alter his appearance through the use of disguises and has travelled extensively through the US, Europe, Canada and Mexico.’

95. ‘His job was to create disguises, conjuring up such convincing new identities for agents that even their own families were not able to recognize them.’

96. ‘At other times, their superheroic identities are kept secret, hidden beneath mundane disguises.’

97. ‘What's more, Clint wears a lot of disguises - he even he dresses up as a clown.’

98. ‘At this time my father also became a master of disguises, taking on various identities when necessary for his mission.’

99. ‘Across the tent were folded pieces of clothing, obviously used in disguises.’

100. ‘He modelled the disguises, drank with journalists and told tales of his life as a soldier, smuggler, thief, acrobat, quack doctor, convict, spy, policeman, factory-owner and private detective.’

101. ‘She wore disguises to go to the phone boxes, she wore gloves and she really covered her tracks.’

102. ‘A great crowd turned out in a variety of disguises.’

103. ‘The ballets are full of disguises, cross-dressing, and transformations.’

104. ‘It's not the most appealing picture, but come on, she lived in the woods, she wore disguises, she begged for money in public.’

105. ‘However, the owner of a neighboring business says several months ago he asked if she could assist with makeup for disguises.’

106. ‘He also used his many disguises to fool local publicans.’

107. ‘He and his gang of accomplices adopted disguises.’

108. ‘But despite their many disguises, the two-person crew still managed to rouse suspicion.’

109. ‘So naturally, that was the first thing Lori searched for, after donning her disguise.’

110. ‘When the war ended in 1918, he donned a disguise and fled temporarily into Switzerland.’

111. ‘To put it in context here, though, disguises were used in respect to the robberies.’

112. ‘He was looking for clever disguises so he can hide out without being noticed.’

113. ‘He has a secret weapon for cow rustling, then when the farms go broke he appears in disguise with a bagload of cash.’

114. ‘My understanding was that these reporters concealed their identities and they went in disguise.’

115. ‘Merlin appears not only as a sorcerer and a wise man but also as a trickster. Constantly, he appears before Arthur in disguise, as a child, a beggar, an old peasant.’

116. ‘The titular hero does not appear in propria persona to take a prominent part in the action until late in the novel, though he appears in disguise earlier.’

117. ‘Next morning he left secretly and, in disguise, appeared at Vendome, for he had been negotiating to marry the duke's daughter.’

118. ‘So you'll be in disguise, with a fake name and identity.’

119. ‘King Richard also makes an appearance at the tournament, dressed in disguise.’

120. ‘One day it was an FBI agent in disguise, then the next we had a KGB double agent called Boris, would you believe.’

121. ‘Was the supermodel in fact the mysterious architect in disguise, or was this just another trick?’

122. ‘When he wasn't in disguise, he wore silk pajamas.’

123. ‘‘Regardless of his status in politics, Roger never came to the club in disguise,’ he recalls.’

124. ‘You may have seen the computer-enhanced pictures the police released which allegedly show what she might look if she was in disguise.’

125. ‘Even last October I thought nothing of travelling, illegally and in disguise, high up into the Khyber Pass.’

126. ‘They have just finished their 12-year exile in the forest after losing the game of dice and are about to enter the phase of having to live in disguise.’

127. ‘According to unconfirmed reports, militants in disguise opened fire and detonated an explosive device.’

128. ‘He lived with a woman called Macy and travelled widely through Europe, returning to Ireland only on rare occasions, always in disguise.’

129. ‘He told The Times newspaper that ‘living in disguise as a politician in the modern world simply isn't an option’.’

130. ‘Whoever said anything about being in disguise?’

131. ‘He came in disguise, with a fake name, because he knew ‘Prince Charming’ was too obvious.’

132. ‘I would never want to be like certain people, who change the way they dress, go out in disguise, wear a big floppy hat and dark shades.’

133. ‘And from the storm that swirled a formal nakedness took shape, the truth of disguise and the mask of belief were joined forever.’

134. ‘Scarlet's childish behavior was only a disguise; her true self was a woman of virtue, courage, honor, and determination.’

135. ‘The use of religious language, as an expression of a religiously grounded culture, was not a disguise of pre-existing intentions.’

136. ‘And it is crucial to see that the image of his humanity is not a disguise covering the truer reality of his divinity.’

137. ‘I have communicated to him without disguise. Candor is an important character trait in the novel.’

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

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4. diguise 2.61%

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