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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 ?
Instead he had his unmasker by the throat ere the man's words had scarce quitted his lips, and hurling him from side to side brushed away those who would have swarmed upon him.
In reaction to this, we have, at least since the 1960s, the school of the unmaskers and debunkers who argue our leaders were always racists and oppressors, and our history is a long list of prejudice, exploitation and disaster.
Scruton's patience, however, does have its limits, and at points he turns to unmasking the unmaskers. Scruton writes of Lacan that he "discovered the infinite power of the meaningless, when the meaningless is used to exert a personal charisma." Lacan's deification, which he "not only demanded, but also, to the disgrace of human nature, received," embodies a regrettable facet of the leftist philosopher's social position in France.