Definition of guise in English:
- 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.
disguise from (Middle English):
Guise came into English via French from a Germanic root with the sense ‘characteristic, manner, custom’. An early meaning of disguise was ‘change one's usual style of dress’, with no implication of concealing one's identity, but it soon developed a sense of concealment.
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