Guise meaning

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Outward aspect; semblance.
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(obsolete) Custom; habit.
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A false or deceiving appearance; pretense.

Under the guise of friendship.

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The definition of a guise is an outward appearance presented to the world that may not be true or accurate.

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.

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French noble family including Francis of Lorraine, Second Duke of Guise (1519–1563), a military leader who defeated Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and battled the Huguenots. His son Henry of Lorraine, Third Duke of Guise (1550–1588), helped plan the St. Bartholomews' Day massacre of Huguenots in 1572 and was later assassinated by order of Henry III.
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Manner of dress; garb.
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(person, proper) Name of a Fr. ducal family of the 16th & 17th cent.
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(person) 2d Duc de Guise 1519-63; Fr. statesman.
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(person) 3d Duc de Guise 1550-88; Fr. statesman: son of François.
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Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.)
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External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
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Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
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Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
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False appearance; pretense.

Spoke to me under the guise of friendship.

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Mode of dress; garb.

Huddled on the street in the guise of beggars.

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Origin of guise

  • Middle English manner, fashion from Old French of Germanic origin weid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition