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disguise

noun

1 disguise

An outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something:
— The theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories.

synonym: camouflage.

Roget 528: concealment; hiding etc. v.; occultation, mystification.    seal of secrecy; screen etc. 530; disguise etc. 530; ... show more

Roget 546: untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper; jhuth.    forgery, fabrication, invention; ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 530: camouflage; mimicry; hiding place; secret place, secret drawer; recess, hold, holes and corners; closet, crypt, adytum, abditory, oubliette.    ambush, ... show more

Dutch: camouflagekleur, schutkleur



2 disguise

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

Dutch: mom, vermomming
Polish: charakteryzacja

3 disguise

The act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance:
— He is a master of disguise.

synonym: camouflage.

verb

1 disguise

Make unrecognizable:
— We disguised our faces before robbing the bank.

synonym: mask.

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Roget 528: conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up.    encrypt, encode, cipher.    cover, screen, cloak, veil, ... show more

Dutch: maskeren


Moby thesaurus: accouter, acting, affect, affectation, appearance, assume, attitudinizing, bad copy, bad likeness, ballet skirt, becloud, befog, belie, blanket, blind, bluff, bluffing, burlesque, buskin, camouflage ... show more.

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