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Meaning of GUISE

Pronunciation:  gIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
 

GUISE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: pretence, pretense, pretext
 
 See Also: color, colour, semblance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Guise\, n. [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr.
OHG. w[=i]sa, G. weise. See {Wise}, n.]
1. Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion;
   manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used
   formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in
   his own fashion, to suit himself. --Chaucer.

         The swain replied, ``It never was our guise To
         slight the poor, or aught humane despise.'' --Pope.

2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate
   indication or expression; garb; shape.

         As then the guise was for each gentle swain.
                                               --Spenser.

         A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than
         any which ever yet have overpowered the imagination.
                                               --Burke.

3. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.

 
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