English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'guise'

(noun) 
Definition
general appearance or form
He claimed the Devil had appeared to him in the guise of a goat.
Synonyms
form
The rejoicing took the form of exuberant masquerades.
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appearance
He had the appearance of a college student.
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shape
The glass bottle is the shape of a woman's torso.
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aspect
The snowy tree assumed a lifeless aspect.
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mode
the capitalist mode of production
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(noun) 
Definition
a false appearance
The workers are being dismissed under the guise of a reorganization.
Synonyms
pretence
He claimed the police beat him up under the pretence that he was resisting arrest.
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show
We need to make a show of acknowledging their expertise.
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mask
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
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disguise
religion is often used as an excuse for war or a disguise for power
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face
We climbed 200 feet up the cliff face.
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front (informal)
a front for crime syndicates
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façade
At work they hid their dislike of each other behind a façade of cheerfulness.
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semblance
They had nursed Peter back to some semblance of health.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of appearance
Definition
the way a person or thing looks
He had the appearance of a college student.
Synonyms
in the sense of aspect
Definition
appearance or look
The snowy tree assumed a lifeless aspect.
in the sense of disguise
Definition
a mask, costume, or manner that disguises
religion is often used as an excuse for war or a disguise for power

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