Synonyms of 'camouflage'
the use of natural surroundings or artificial aids to conceal or disguise somethingMany animals employ camouflage to hide from predators.
protective colouring, ,
Her merrymaking was only a camouflage to disguise her grief.
a ridiculous disguise
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.
She claimed that the elections would be a masquerade.
The criminals vainly sought concealment from the searchlight.
to conceal by camouflageThis is another clever attempt to camouflage reality.
She made no attempt to disguise her contempt.
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.
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
They are deliberately obfuscating the issue.
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in the sense of blind
a person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth
in the sense of cloak
something that covers or concealsIndividualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
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