What is disguise?

  • (verb): Make unrecognizable.
    Example: "The herb disguises the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A disguise can be anything which conceals or changes a person's physical appearance, including a wig, glasses, makeup, costume or other ways. Camouflage is a type of disguise for people, animals and objects. Hats, glasses, change in hair style or wigs, plastic surgery, and make-up are also used.

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Disguise - In Fiction
... In comic book and superhero stories, disguises are used to hide secret identities and keep special powers secret from ordinary people ... passes himself off as Clark Kent, and Spider-Man disguises himself in a costume so that he cannot be recognized as Peter Parker ... often take on a human appearance wearing "human suits" as a disguise ...

More definitions of "disguise":

  • (noun): An outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something.
    Example: "The theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"
    Synonyms: camouflage
  • (noun): The act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance.
    Example: "He is a master of disguise"
    Synonyms: camouflage
  • (noun): Any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity.

Famous quotes containing the word disguise:

    But cards are war, in disguise of a sport.
    Charles Lamb (1775–1834)

    It is principally for the sake of the leg that a change in the dress of man is so much to be desired.... The leg is the best part of the figure ... and the best leg is the man’s.... Man should no longer disguise the long lines, the strong forms, in those lengths of piping or tubing that are of all garments the most stupid.
    Alice Meynell (1847–1922)

    We often disguise our reflexes as deliberate actions.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)