The definition of a guise is an outward appearance presented to the world that may not be true or accurate.(noun)
When you go into the kitchen and claim you are there to help, but you are really in the kitchen to steal a cookie, this is an example of a situation where you go to the kitchen under the guise of wanting to help.
See guise in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gise < OFr guise < OHG wisa, way, manner, akin to wise
See guise in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, manner, fashion
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , of Germanic origin; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
, Third Duke. Title of Henri de Lorraine. 1550-1588.
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