disguise


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Synonyms for disguise

costume

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hide

disguise something or someone as something or someone

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  • dress up as
  • get up as
  • camouflage as
  • fit out as

disguise yourself as something or someone

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  • dress up as
  • masquerade as

Synonyms for disguise

to change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of

clothes or other personal effects, such as makeup, worn to conceal one's identity

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a display of insincere behavior

Synonyms for disguise

an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

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

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

References in classic literature ?
They change maybe to a field of turnips, and I have seen a farmer priding himself on a flock of sheep that I knew were really a most merry company of dryads and fauns in disguise.
So be it, good master," quoth Little John, "yet all the disguise that I wish is a good suit of scarlet instead of this of Lincoln green.
Then, still in our disguises, we set off directly away from Phutra.
Again, I could not disguise myself as a proletarian and travel.
Jones sat down by her, and still persisted in his entreaties; at last the lady coldly answered, "I imagined Mr Jones had been a more discerning lover, than to suffer any disguise to conceal his mistress from him.
Jones, now taking the mask by the hand, fell to entreating her in the most earnest manner, to acquaint him where he might find Sophia; and when he could obtain no direct answer, he began to upbraid her gently for having disappointed him the day before; and concluded, saying, "Indeed, my good fairy queen, I know your majesty very well, notwithstanding the affected disguise of your voice.
He could not help expressing his surprize at this; saying, "Sure, madam, you must have infinite discernment, to know people in all disguises.
Powerless to recover their lost treasure by open force, the three guardian priests followed and watched it in disguise.
There were three officers of Tippoo's household, strangers to the rest, who had won their master's confidence by conforming, or appearing to conform, to the Mussulman faith; and to those three men report pointed as the three priests in disguise.
His body was taken out of the Seine in the disguise which I have described, nothing being found on him which revealed his name, his rank, or his place of abode.
They did not immediately knock, at the door, by which I got time to throw off my disguise and dress me in my own clothes; besides, when they came there, my governess, who had her tale ready, kept her door shut, and called out to them and told them there was no man come in there.
It is easy to judge what a fright I was in upon this occasion, and it was impossible for my governess ever to bring me to dress in that disguise again; for, as I told her, I should certainly betray myself.
The disaster of this woman was some months before that of the last-recited story, and was indeed partly occasion of my governess proposing to dress me up in men's clothes, that I might go about unobserved, as indeed I did; but I was soon tired of that disguise, as I have said, for indeed it exposed me to too many difficulties.
And in another minute the disguises were stowed away in the cupboard, the door unbolted, and the two Conspirators seated lovingly side-by-side on the sofa, earnestly discussing a book the Vice-Warden had hastily snatched off the table, which proved to be the City-Directory of the capital of Outland.
This is a study of the role of disguise devices in early modern English drama that focuses on the theatrical or material performance of spectacle of disguise, which Hyland (early modern literature and drama, U.