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Definition of "guise" []

  • Outward appearance or aspect; semblance. (noun)
  • False appearance; pretense: spoke to me under the guise of friendship. (noun)
  • Mode of dress; garb: huddled on the street in the guise of beggars. (noun)
  • Obsolete Custom; habit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "guise" in a sentence
  • "We don't care that tax cuts for the wealthy are provided under the thin guise of "stimulating the economy" unless we are rich."
  • "Mr. SUMARUCK has intentionally said things, or caused things to be printed, which leave the absolutely FALSE impression that he was a highly-trained combat warrior (under whichever unit acronym or guise is currently at the top of his list)."
  • "The whole "law and order" guise is just his schtick – this guy is nothing but a politician who would be a dictator if he thought he could get away with it."