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Disguise meaning

disguise - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.
  2. 2. To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions.
  3. 3. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
  4. 4. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.
  5. 5. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
  6. 6. Change of manner by drink; intoxication.
  7. 7. A masque or masquerade.
  8. 8. Dress which prevents the wearer from being recognised; false appearance.
  9. 9. To conceal; hide under a false appearance.

disguise - examples of usage

  1. Nobody, Swift has told us, could better disguise her feelings than the Queen. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. When he faced her, she thought that she saw him for the first time without disguise. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Do you say that merely to disguise the fact of my ridiculous failure? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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