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Synonyms of 'camouflage'

(noun) 
Definition
the use of natural surroundings or artificial aids to conceal or disguise something
Many animals employ camouflage to hide from predators.
Synonyms
protective colouring
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false appearance
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deceptive markings
(noun) 
Her merrymaking was only a camouflage to disguise her grief.
Synonyms
disguise
a ridiculous disguise
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front (informal)
a front for crime syndicates
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cover
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
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screen
They put a screen in front of me.
, ,
mask
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
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cloak
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
,
guise
The workers are being dismissed under the guise of a reorganization.
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masquerade
She claimed that the elections would be a masquerade.
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concealment
The criminals vainly sought concealment from the searchlight.
(verb) 
Definition
to conceal by camouflage
This is another clever attempt to camouflage reality.
Synonyms
disguise
She made no attempt to disguise her contempt.
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cover
the black patch which covered his left eye
,
screen
The road is screened by a block of flats.
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hide
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
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mask
A thick grey cloud masked the sun.
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conceal
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
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obscure
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
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veil
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
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cloak
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
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obfuscate (formal)
They are deliberately obfuscating the issue.
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of blind
Definition
a person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth
Synonyms
front (informal),
smoke screen
in the sense of cloak
Definition
something that covers or conceals
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
Synonyms
front (informal),
smoke screen,
smoke and mirrors
in the sense of cloak
Definition
to hide or disguise
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.

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