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Definition of Disguise

Disguise

  1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.
  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. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
  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. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
  6. Change of manner by drink; intoxication.
  7. A masque or masquerade.

Disguise Quotations

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
Arthur Erickson

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
Gore Vidal

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
Blaise Pascal

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
Mother Teresa

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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Disguise Translations

disguise in German is Verstellung, verkleide, verkleiden
disguise in Italian is travestire
disguise in Latin is dissimulo
disguise in Norwegian is maskere, forkledning, forkle
disguise in Spanish is disfraz, disfrazar
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