What does "Guise" mean?


(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