Synonyms of 'masquerade'
an attempt to keep secret the real identity or nature of somethingShe claimed that the elections would be a masquerade.
He claimed the police beat him up under the pretence that he was resisting arrest.
His seeming naivety was a disguise for his shrewd business mind.
You've been the victim of a rather cruel deception.
a front for crime syndicates
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
They put a screen in front of me.
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
The workers are being dismissed under the guise of a reorganization.
Most people can see right through that type of subterfuge.
a party at which the guests wear masks and costumesA woman was injured at the Christmas masquerade.
masquerade ball, , ,
fancy dress party,
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in the sense of cloak
something that covers or concealsIndividualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
in the sense of cover
a pretext or disguiseThe grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
in the sense of deception
something that deceivesYou've been the victim of a rather cruel deception.
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Thesaurus for masquerade from the Collins English Thesaurus
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