disguise - definition and synonyms

noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/dɪsˈɡaɪz/
singulardisguise
pluraldisguises
  1. 1
    something that you wear to change the way that you look so that people will not recognize you

    She was wearing a disguise of a blonde wig and glasses.

    in disguise (=wearing a disguise):

    He often went out in disguise to avoid being recognized by his fans.

  2. 2
    something that hides what something really is, especially by making it seem better than it is

    His cheerful manner is a disguise that hides the pain.

    in disguise:

    The more artistic films are dismissed as ‘pornography in disguise’.

    See also blessing