Definition of guise in English:


Syllabification: guise
Pronunciation: /ɡīz


An external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something: he visited in the guise of an inspector telemarketing and selling under the guise of market research
More example sentences
  • The pattern of ceremonial appearance in the guise of a god is not restricted to females.
  • Martin, we have grown accustomed to seeing your pantomime stooge adopting all manner of superhero guises.
  • Each assumes several guises as they portray several characters in order to tell the tale of one central character.
likeness, outward appearance, appearance, semblance, form, shape, image;
pretense, disguise, front, facade, cover, blind, screen, smokescreen


Middle English: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to wise2.

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