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masquerade

noun

1 masquerade

A party of guests wearing costumes and masks.

synonyms: mask, masque, masquerade party.

Roget 225: clothing, investment; covering etc. 223; dress, raiment, drapery, costume, attire, guise, toilet, toilette, trim; ... show more

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

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

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

Dutch: maskerade



2 masquerade

A costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party.

synonyms: fancy dress, masquerade costume.

3 masquerade

Making a false outward show:
— A beggar's masquerade of wealth.

synonym: charade.

verb

1 masquerade

Take part in a masquerade.

2 masquerade

Pretend to be someone or something that you are not.


Moby thesaurus: Kaffeeklatsch, accouter, act, act a part, act as, act out, acting, affectation, ape, aping, appearance, attitudinize, attitudinizing, bal, bal costume, bal masque, ball, ballet skirt, barn dance, be incognito ... show more.

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