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  • nouncovering, makeup for deception
  • verbmask; misrepresent

synonyms for disguise

  • camouflage
  • cloak
  • guise
  • trickery
  • veil
  • beard
  • blind
  • charade
  • color
  • coloring
  • concealment
  • costume
  • counterfeit
  • cover-up
  • dissimulation
  • dress
  • facade
  • face
  • faking
  • front
  • illusion
  • make-believe
  • mask
  • masquerade
  • pageant
  • pretense
  • pretension
  • pretentiousness
  • pseudonym
  • put-on
  • screen
  • semblance
  • veneer
  • false front
  • fig leaf
  • get-up
  • pen name
  • red herring
  • smoke screen
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antonyms for disguise

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  • back
  • character
  • honesty
  • personality
  • reality
  • rear
  • truth
  • tell truth
  • represent
  • tell
  • show
  • reveal
  • open
  • let out
  • lay bare
  • expose
  • unmask
  • uncover
  • divulge
  • disclose
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How to use disguise in a sentence

He mentioned on Football Night in America that losing Dak might be a “blessing in disguise.”
NFL WEEK 5 UPSETS WERE OVERSHADOWED BY DAK PRESCOTT’S AWFUL INJURYSARA ZIEGLER (SARA.ZIEGLER@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)OCTOBER 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
The historian Kim Phillips-Fein thinks this may be at least a small blessing in disguise.
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A new normal of a mere 100 guests, to begin with, was not something many couples could have imagined, but is a change that they see as a blessing in disguise.
CORONAVIRUS HAS MADE IT EASIER FOR MILLENNIALS TO SCALE BACK THE BIG FAT INDIAN WEDDINGMANAVI KAPURSEPTEMBER 18, 2020QUARTZ
In August, Logically helped alert Utah officials to the fact that an anti-sex-trafficking event was actually a QAnon march in disguise, leading to its permit being revoked.
AMERICAN FRINGES: HOW THE MEDIA MAKES IT WORSENICK FOURIEZOSSEPTEMBER 7, 2020OZY
In that sense, the reduced supply of khat — even without a formal ban — has been a blessing in disguise, says Somali anti-khat campaigner Abukar Awale, who is backing a petition to Somalia’s government that seeks to make the drug illegal.
HOW THE PANDEMIC IS SAVING LIVES IN THE HORN OF AFRICAEROMO EGBEJULESEPTEMBER 3, 2020OZY
Napoleon landed at Elba at an early hour in disguise, with a sergeant's company of marines.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
It was a habit with him to disguise himself in ordinary clothing and then to go out and mingle with the common people.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
In short, I shall begin life all over again—as if I were a criminal in disguise instead of the sport of circumstances.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
But then who is there that can bear so total a disguise as filth and untidiness spread over a woman?
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Isn't that Squid Murphy over there in the corner, trying to disguise himself as a corner of that safe?
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WORDS RELATED TO DISGUISE

  • color
  • conceal
  • disguise
  • distort
  • falsify
  • garble
  • give the lie to
  • gloss over
  • hide
  • miscolor
  • mislead
  • misrepresent
  • misstate
  • pervert
  • trump up
  • twist
  • warp
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.