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un·mask

 (ŭn-măsk′)
v. un·masked, un·mask·ing, un·masks
v.tr.
1. To remove a mask from.
2. To disclose the true character of; expose.
v.intr.
To remove one's mask.

unmask

(ʌnˈmɑːsk)
vb
1. to remove (the mask or disguise) from (someone or oneself)
2. to appear or cause to appear in true character
3. (Military) (tr) military to make evident the presence of (weapons), either by firing or by the removal of camouflage, etc
unˈmasker n

un•mask

(ʌnˈmæsk, -ˈmɑsk)

v.t.
1. to strip a mask or disguise from.
2. to reveal the true character of; disclose; expose.
v.i.
3. to put off one's mask; appear in true nature.
[1580–90]
un•mask′er, n.

unmask


Past participle: unmasked
Gerund: unmasking

Imperative
unmask
unmask
Present
I unmask
you unmask
he/she/it unmasks
we unmask
you unmask
they unmask
Preterite
I unmasked
you unmasked
he/she/it unmasked
we unmasked
you unmasked
they unmasked
Present Continuous
I am unmasking
you are unmasking
he/she/it is unmasking
we are unmasking
you are unmasking
they are unmasking
Present Perfect
I have unmasked
you have unmasked
he/she/it has unmasked
we have unmasked
you have unmasked
they have unmasked
Past Continuous
I was unmasking
you were unmasking
he/she/it was unmasking
we were unmasking
you were unmasking
they were unmasking
Past Perfect
I had unmasked
you had unmasked
he/she/it had unmasked
we had unmasked
you had unmasked
they had unmasked
Future
I will unmask
you will unmask
he/she/it will unmask
we will unmask
you will unmask
they will unmask
Future Perfect
I will have unmasked
you will have unmasked
he/she/it will have unmasked
we will have unmasked
you will have unmasked
they will have unmasked
Future Continuous
I will be unmasking
you will be unmasking
he/she/it will be unmasking
we will be unmasking
you will be unmasking
they will be unmasking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unmasking
you have been unmasking
he/she/it has been unmasking
we have been unmasking
you have been unmasking
they have been unmasking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unmasking
you will have been unmasking
he/she/it will have been unmasking
we will have been unmasking
you will have been unmasking
they will have been unmasking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unmasking
you had been unmasking
he/she/it had been unmasking
we had been unmasking
you had been unmasking
they had been unmasking
Conditional
I would unmask
you would unmask
he/she/it would unmask
we would unmask
you would unmask
they would unmask
Past Conditional
I would have unmasked
you would have unmasked
he/she/it would have unmasked
we would have unmasked
you would have unmasked
they would have unmasked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unmask - reveal the true nature ofunmask - reveal the true nature of; "The journal article unmasked the corrupt politician"
debunk, expose - expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
2.unmask - take the mask off; "unmask the imposter"
uncover, expose - remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body; "uncover your belly"; "The man exposed himself in the subway"
mask - put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween"

unmask

verb reveal, expose, uncover, discover, disclose, unveil, show up, lay bare, bring to light, uncloak Elliott unmasked the master spy and traitor.

unmask

verb
To make visible; bring to view:
Archaic: discover.
Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain.
Translations

unmask

[ˈʌnˈmɑːsk]
A. VT (lit, fig) → desenmascarar

unmask

[ˌʌnˈmɑːsk] vtdémasquer

unmask

vt (lit)demaskieren; (fig)entlarven
vidie Maske abnehmen, sich demaskieren

unmask

[ʌnˈmɑːsk] vt (fig) → smascherare
References in classic literature ?
"Because their chief - the very soul of the enterprise - having been unmasked by me, the whole plan seems to me to have miscarried."
This moment came, but although all other unmasked; the secret knight still refused to allow his features to be seen, till at last the Queen driven by curiosity, and vexed at the obstinate refusal; commanded him to open his Vizier.
We have seen how his imprudence in following Rosa into the garden had unmasked him in the eyes of the young damsel, and how the instinctive fears of Cornelius had put the two lovers on their guard against him.
In short, no sooner had the amorous parley ended and the lady had unmasked the royal battery, by carelessly letting her handkerchief drop from her neck, than the heart of Mr Jones was entirely taken, and the fair conqueror enjoyed the usual fruits of her victory."
D'Artagnan looked at Athos to know if he ought to reply to this intruder who thus mixed unmasked in their conversation.
I, alone in the midst of a score of men, was the only person unmasked. After the business that brought me there was transacted, I was led away by one of them.
Once more the Red Cross Knight was free and reunited to his Lady, while the false Duessa was unmasked and shown to be a bad old witch, who fled away "to the wasteful wilderness apace."
It was a very lonely soul, I was to learn, that never unmasked, though at rare moments it played at doing so.
Walter Benjamin's indictment of Renger-Patzsch's work--"In it is unmasked the posture of a photography that can endow any soup can with cosmic significance but cannot grasp a single one of the human connections in which it exists'--anticipates Warhol, who deployed photographs to show a basic human disconnect, the glamour of the cold, haunted surface separating everything from everyone.
Mr Merchant also discovered that an artist's impression of the unmasked raider from the first robbery - used in Mr Higgins trial - had, in fact, been of a robber from the SECOND raid.
Now, borrowing a relatively new chemical assay used by soil scientists, the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) in Glen Osmond has unmasked the culprit.
One masked attacker brandished a large piece of wood, while the other unmasked thief threatened the group with a handgun, in All Saints churchyard, Wellington, Shropshire, at around 11pm on Friday night.