Synonyms of 'veil'
1 maskDictionary, cover, shroud
She swathed her face in a veil of decorative muslin.
2 screenDictionary, mask, disguise
the chilling facts behind this veil of secrecy
coverDictionary, screen, hide
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
the black patch which covered his left eye
The road is screened by a block of flats.
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
A thick grey cloud masked the sun.
He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
He made no attempt to disguise his contempt.
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
Many of the peaks were already mantled with snow.
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Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
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Thesaurus for veil from the Collins English Thesaurus
A veil is a piece of thin soft cloth that women sometimes wear over their heads and which can also cover their face.