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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

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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

Insight into character comes from listening intently to the spoken word. The physical person, their charisma, charm and dramatic flair is more often used to persuade audiences, as they use these stealth tools of disguise and deception.
Maximillian Degenerez

What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
Jerome K. Jerome

Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.
Arthur Erickson
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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