disguisement


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dis·guise

 (dĭs-gīz′)
tr.v. dis·guised, dis·guis·ing, dis·guis·es
1.
a. To modify the manner or appearance of (a person, for example) in order to prevent recognition: disguised himself as a guard and escaped.
b. To make indistinct or difficult to perceive: disguised the bad taste of the medicine with lemon syrup.
2. To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent: disguise one's true intentions.
n.
1. Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.
2.
a. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something: a blessing in disguise.
b. A pretense or misrepresentation: His repeated references to his dangerous hobbies were only a disguise to cover up his insecurity.

[Middle English disguisen, from Old French desguiser : des-, dis- + guise, manner; see guise.]

dis·guis′ed·ly (-gī′zĭd-lē) adv.
dis·guise′ment n.
dis·guis′er n.
Synonyms: disguise, camouflage, cloak, dissemble, dissimulate, mask
These verbs mean to change or modify so as to conceal the true identity or character of: disguised her interest with nonchalance; trying to camouflage their impatience; cloaked his anxiety with a smile; dissembling ill will with false solicitude; couldn't dissimulate his vanity; ambition that is masked as altruism.

disguisement

(dɪsˈɡaɪzmənt)
n
1. the act or state of disguise
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a disguise
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But one night, under cover of darkness, and further concealed in a most cunning disguisement, a desperate burglar slid into his happy home, and robbed them all of everything.
When he came to the disguisement and the interview with the girl in the bazar, Mahbub Ali's gravity went from him.
But one night, under cover of darkness, and further concealed in a most cunning disguisement, a desperate burglar slid into his happy home, and robbed them all of everything.