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What does "Guise" mean?

Definition

(n.) Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism (n.) 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 (n.) External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape


Synonyms pretext, pretence


Example: "Under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"


Word Family guises