Definition of 'masquerade'

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Example sentences containing 'masquerade'

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Science masquerading as religion is as unseemly as religion masquerading as science. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cheese isn't the only stuff on the menu masquerading as something else. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What we are left with is a good half-hour dance masquerading as a bad hour-long one. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The new Masters of the Universe conjure up hedge funds and financial instruments that sound to many people like numbers masquerading as work. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If people are seeking our votes - or our cash for personalised football shirts - we should know if they are masquerading as something they are not. The Sun (2011)

Synonyms of 'masquerade'

pose, pretend to be, impersonate, profess to be
masked ball, masquerade ball, revel, mummery

Trends of 'masquerade'

Used Occasionally. masquerade is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'masquerade'

British English: masquerade VERB
to masquerade as sb/sth To masquerade as someone or something means to pretend to be that person or thing, particularly in order to deceive other people.
He masqueraded as a doctor and fooled everyone.
British English: masquerade NOUN
A masquerade is an attempt to deceive people about the true nature or identity of something.
He told a news conference that the elections would be a masquerade.


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