An artful or simulated semblance:
— Under the guise of friendship he betrayed them.
Roget 617: pretext, pretense, pretension, plea†; allegation, advocation; ostensible motive, ostensible ground, ostensible reason, phony reason; excuse etc. (vindication) 937; subterfuge; color; gloss, guise, cover. loop hole, starting hole; how to creep out of, salvo, come off; way of escape. handle, peg to hang on, room locus standi [Lat.]; stalking-horse, cheval de bataille [Fr.], cue. pretense etc. (untruth) 546; put off, dust thrown in the eyes; blind; moonshine; mere pretext, shallow pretext; lame excuse, lame apology; tub to a whale; false plea, sour grapes; makeshift, shift, white lie; special pleading etc. (sophistry) 477; soft sawder etc. (flattery) 933†. ... show more
Roget 692: conduct [actions of an individual agent]; behavior; deportment, comportment; carriage, maintien†, demeanor, guise, bearing, manner, observance. dealing, transaction etc. (action) 680; business etc. 625. tactics, game, game plan, policy, polity; generalship, statesmanship, seamanship; strategy, strategics†; plan etc. 626. management; husbandry; housekeeping, housewifery; stewardship; menage; regime; economy, economics; political economy; government etc. (direction) 693. execution, manipulation, treatment, campaign, career, life, course, walk, race, record. course of conduct, line of conduct, line of action, line of proceeding; role; process, ways, practice, procedure, modus operandi, MO, method of operating; method &c.; path etc. 627. ... show more
Roget 627: method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise; modus operandi, MO; procedure etc. (line of conduct) 692. path, road, route, course; line of way, line of road; trajectory, orbit, track, beat, tack. steps; stair, staircase; flight of stairs, ladder, stile; perron†. bridge, footbridge, viaduct, pontoon, steppingstone, plank, gangway; drawbridge; pass, ford, ferry, tunnel; pipe etc. 260. door; gateway etc. (opening) 260; channel, passage, avenue, means of access, approach, adit†; artery, lane, loan [Scot.], alley, aisle, lobby, corridor; back-door, back-stairs; secret passage; covert way; vennel†. roadway, pathway, stairway; express; thoroughfare; highway; turnpike, freeway, royal road, coach road; broad highway, King's highway, Queen's highway; beaten track, beaten path; horse road, bridle road, bridle track, bridle path; walk, trottoir†, footpath, pavement, flags, sidewalk; crossroad, byroad, bypath, byway; cut; short cut etc. (mid-course) 628; carrefour†; private road, occupation road; highways and byways; railroad, railway, tram road, tramway; towpath; causeway; canal etc. (conduit) 350; street etc. (abode) 189; speedway. adv.. how; in what way, in what manner; by what mode; so, in this way, after this fashion. one way or another, anyhow; somehow or other etc. (instrumentality) 631; by way of; via; in transitu [Lat.] etc. 270; on the high road to. ... show more
Roget 448: appearance, phenomenon, sight, spectacle, show, premonstration†, scene, species, view, coup d'oeil [Fr.]; lookout, outlook, prospect, vista, perspective, bird's-eye view, scenery, landscape, picture, tableau; display, exposure, mise en sc ne [Fr.]; rising of the curtain. phantasm, phantom etc. (fallacy of vision) 443. pageant, spectacle; peep-show, raree-show, gallanty-show; ombres chinoises [Sp.]; magic lantern, phantasmagoria, dissolving views; biograph†, cinematograph, moving pictures; panorama, diorama, cosmorama†, georama†; coup de theatre, jeu de theatre [Fr.]; pageantry etc. (ostentation) 882; insignia etc. (indication) 550. aspect, angle, phase, phasis†, seeming; shape etc. (form) 240; guise, look, complexion, color, image, mien, air, cast, carriage, port, demeanor; presence, expression, first blush, face of the thing; point of view, light. lineament feature trait lines; outline, outside; contour, face, countenance, physiognomy, visage, phiz. , cast of countenance, profile, tournure†, cut of one s jib, metoposcopy†; outside etc. 220. ... show more
Roget 7: state, condition, category, estate, lot, ease, trim, mood, pickle, plight, temper; aspect etc. (appearance) 448, dilemma, pass, predicament. constitution, habitude, diathesis†; frame, fabric etc. 329; stamp, set, fit, mold, mould. mode, modality, schesis†; form etc. (shape) 240. tone, tenor, turn; trim, guise, fashion, light, complexion, style, character. ... show more
Roget 225: clothing, investment; covering etc. 223; dress, raiment, drapery, costume, attire, guise, toilet, toilette, trim; habiliment; vesture, vestment; garment, garb, palliament†, apparel, wardrobe, wearing apparel, clothes, things; underclothes. array; tailoring, millinery; finery etc. (ornament) 847; full dress etc. (show) 882; garniture; theatrical properties. outfit, equipment, trousseau; uniform, regimentals; continentals [U.S.]; canonicals etc. 999; livery, gear, harness, turn-out, accouterment, caparison, suit, rigging, trappings, traps, slops, togs, toggery†; day wear, night wear, zoot suit; designer clothes; masquerade. dishabille, morning dress, undress. kimono; lungi†; shooting-coat; mufti; rags, tatters, old clothes; mourning, weeds; duds; slippers. robe, tunic, paletot†, habit, gown, coat, frock, blouse, toga, smock frock, claw coat, hammer coat, Prince Albert coat†, sack coat, tuxedo coat, frock coat, dress coat, tail coat. cloak, pall, mantle, mantlet mantua†, shawl, pelisse, wrapper; veil; cape, tippet, kirtle†, plaid, muffler, comforter, haik†, huke†, chlamys†, mantilla, tabard, housing, horse cloth, burnoose, burnous, roquelaure†; houppelande [Fr.]; surcoat, overcoat, great coat; surtout [Fr.], spencer†; mackintosh, waterproof, raincoat; ulster, P-coat, dreadnought, wraprascal†, poncho, cardinal, pelerine†; barbe†, chudder†, jubbah†, oilskins, pajamas, pilot jacket, talma jacket†, vest, jerkin, waistcoat, doublet, camisole, gabardine; farthingale, kilt, jupe†, crinoline, bustle, panier, skirt, apron, pinafore; bloomer, bloomers; chaqueta†, songtag [G.], tablier†. pants, trousers, trowsers†; breeches, pantaloons, inexpressibles†, overalls, smalls, small clothes; shintiyan†; shorts, jockey shorts, boxer shorts; tights, drawers, panties, unmentionables; knickers, knickerbockers; philibeg†, fillibeg†; pants suit; culottes; jeans, blue jeans, dungarees, denims. [brand names for jeans] Levis, Calvin Klein, Calvins, Bonjour, Gloria Vanderbilt. headdress, headgear; chapeau [Fr.], crush hat, opera hat; kaffiyeh; sombrero, jam, tam-o-shanter, tarboosh†, topi, sola topi [Lat.], pagri†, puggaree†; cap, hat, beaver hat, coonskin cap; castor, bonnet, tile, wideawake, billycock†, wimple; nightcap, mobcap†, skullcap; hood, coif; capote†, calash; kerchief, snood, babushka; head, coiffure; crown etc. (circle) 247; chignon, pelt, wig, front, peruke, periwig, caftan, turban, fez, shako, csako†, busby; kepi†, forage cap, bearskin; baseball cap; fishing hat; helmet etc. 717; mask, domino. body clothes; linen; hickory shirt [U.S.]; shirt, sark†, smock, shift, chemise; night gown, negligee, dressing gown, night shirt; bedgown†, sac de nuit [Fr.]. underclothes [underclothing], underpants, undershirt; slip [for women], brassiere, corset, stays, corsage, corset, corselet, bodice, girdle etc. (circle) 247; stomacher; petticoat, panties; under waistcoat; jock [for men], athletic supporter, jockstrap. sweater, jersey; cardigan; turtleneck, pullover; sweater vest. neckerchief, neckcloth†; tie, ruff, collar, cravat, stock, handkerchief, scarf; bib, tucker; boa; cummerbund, rumal†, rabat†. shoe, pump, boot, slipper, sandal, galoche†, galoshes, patten, clog; sneakers, running shoes, hiking boots; high-low; Blucher boot, wellington boot, Hessian boot, jack boot, top boot; Balmoral†; arctics, bootee, bootikin†, brogan, chaparajos†; chavar†, chivarras†, chivarros†; gums [U.S.], larrigan [U.S.], rubbers, showshoe, stogy†, veldtschoen [G.], legging, buskin, greave†, galligaskin†, gamache†, gamashes†, moccasin, gambado, gaiter, spatterdash†, brogue, antigropelos†; stocking, hose, gaskins†, trunk hose, sock; hosiery. glove, gauntlet, mitten, cuff, wristband, sleeve. swaddling cloth, baby linen, layette; ice wool; taffeta. pocket handkerchief, hanky†, hankie. clothier, tailor, milliner, costumier, sempstress†, snip; dressmaker, habitmaker†, breechesmaker†, shoemaker; Crispin; friseur [Fr.]; cordwainer†, cobbler, hosier†, hatter; draper, linen draper, haberdasher, mercer. [underpants for babies] diaper, nappy [Brit.]; disposable diaper, cloth diaper; [brand names for diapers], Luvs Huggies. ... show more
Dutch: mom, voorkomen, uiterlijk, dekmantel, pretext, schijngrond, schijnreden, smoes, voorwendsel
Moby thesaurus: MO, action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectation, air, algorithm, alibi, angle, apology, apparel, appearance, approach, array, aspect, attack, attire, bearing, bedizenment, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, blanket, blind, brow, carriage, cast, cast of countenance, cloak, clothes, clothing, coat, color, coloring, complexion, comportment, conduct, configuration, costume, countenance, course, cover, cover story, cover-up, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, culture pattern, curtain, custom, demeanor, deportment, device, disguise, doing, doings, drape, drapery, dress, dressing, duds, effect, eidolon, excuse, facade, face, facet, facial appearance, false front, fashion, fatigues, favor, feathers, feature, features, feint, fig, figure, folkway, form, front, garb, garments, gear, gestalt, gestures, getup, gloss, goings-on, habiliment, habit, handle, hanging, hood, housing, image, imago, impression, investiture, investment, lame excuse, light, likeness, line, line of action, lineaments, linen, lines, locus standi, look, looks, maintien, manner, manner of working, manners, mantle, mask, means, method, methodology, methods, mien, mode, mode of operation, mode of procedure, modus operandi, modus vivendi, motions, movements, moves, observable behavior, order, ostensible motive, outfit, pall, pattern, phase, phasis, physiognomy, poise, poor excuse, port, pose, posture, practice, praxis, presence, pretense, pretension, pretext, procedure, proceeding, process, protestation, public motive, put-off, rags, raiment, reference, refuge, regard, respect, rig, robes, routine, screen, seeming, semblance, setout, sham, shape, shelter, shield, show, showing, shroud, side, simulacrum, slant, smoke screen, social science, sportswear, stalking-horse, stance, stratagem, style, subterfuge, system, tack, tactics, technique, tenor, the drill, the how, the way of, threads, togs, toilette, tone, total effect, traits, trick, trim, turn, turnout, twist, varnish, veil, vestment, vesture, view, viewpoint, visage, way, way of life, ways, wear, wearing apparel, wise ... show more.
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