disguiser


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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.
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