- Disguise is defined as a costume that hides your identity.
An example of disguise is a mask.
- The definition of disguise is something that hides the truth.
An example of disguise is a bad thing that really meant something good.
- Disguise means to change someone or something to hide its identity or true feelings.
An example of disguise is to dress someone in a wig and dark glasses.
This mans disguise is a chicken mask.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- to make appear, sound, etc. different from usual so as to be unrecognizable: to disguise one's voice
- to hide or obscure the existence or real nature of: to disguise an emotion
- Obsolete to alter or disfigure
Origin: Middle English disgisen ; from Old French desguiser, to change costume: see dis- and amp; guise
- any clothes, equipment, manner, etc. used for disguising
- the state of being disguised
- the act or practice of disguising
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transitive verb dis·guised, dis·guis·ing, dis·guis·es
- a. To modify the manner or appearance of in order to prevent recognition.b. To furnish with a disguise.
- To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent: disguise one's true intentions.
- a. The act or an instance of disguising.b. The condition of being disguised.
- Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.
- 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.
Origin: Middle English disguisen, from Old French desguiser : des-, dis- + guise, manner; see guise.
- dis·guisˈed·ly adverb
- dis·guiseˈment noun
- dis·guisˈer noun