Synonyms of 'guise'
1 formDictionary, appearance, dress
He claimed the Devil had appeared to him in the guise of a goat.
2 pretenceDictionary, show, mask
Fascism is on the rise under the guise of conservative politics.
He claimed the police beat him up under the pretence that he was resisting arrest.
We need to make a show of acknowledging their expertise.
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
religion is often used as an excuse for war or a disguise for power
He climbed 200 feet up the cliff face.
a front for crime syndicates
They hid the troubles plaguing their marriage behind a façade of family togetherness.
They had nursed Peter back to some semblance of health.
Copyright © 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved.
Someone's or something's appearance is the way that they look.
He had the appearance of a college student.
If something begins to have a new aspect, it begins to have a new appearance or quality.
The snowy tree assumed a dumb, lifeless aspect.
Thesaurus for guise from the Collins English Thesaurus
You use guise to refer to the outward appearance or form of someone or something, which is often temporary or different from their real nature.