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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

Too much free time is certainly a monkey's paw in disguise. Most people can't handle a structureless life.
Douglas Coupland

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

People often say that a bad event is a 'blessing in disguise.' Trust me, experience will teach you that some are unbelievably well disguised. Everyone gets fired, or decides to make a radical change at some point. Everyone suffers setbacks.
Tom Freston

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.
Slavoj Zizek

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