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Another word for masquerade

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Noun
  1. A deceptive outward appearance

      1. Pretended; feigned.
      2. A deceptive outward appearance.
      3. The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
      1. Decorative exhibition of retail merchandise in store windows.
      2. Goods and trimmings used in such displays.
      3. A means of improving appearances or creating a falsely favorable impression:
      1. A thin surface layer, as of finely grained wood, glued to a base of inferior material.
      2. Any of the thin layers glued together to make plywood.
      3. A decorative facing, as of brick.
      1. A length of cloth worn over the head, shoulders, and often the face, especially by women.
      2. A length of netting attached to a woman's hat or habit, worn for decoration or to protect the head and face.
      3. A length of protective netting worn over the face by beekeepers.
      1. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
      2. To display for sale, in exhibition, or in competition:
      3. To permit access to (a house, for example) when offering for sale or rent.
      1. An outward or token appearance:
      2. A representation; a copy.
      3. The barest trace; a modicum:
      1. A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
      1. A false appearance or action intended to deceive:
      2. A professed but feigned reason or excuse; a pretext:
      3. Something imagined or pretended:
      1. A covering, as of cloth, that has openings for the eyes, entirely or partly conceals the face, and is worn especially at a masquerade ball.
      2. A grotesque or comical representation of a face, worn especially to frighten or amuse, as at Halloween.
      3. A facial covering worn for ritual.
      1. Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
      2. False appearance; pretense:
      3. Mode of dress; garb:
      1. A surface shininess or luster.
      2. A kind of paint that dries to a shiny finish.
      3. A cosmetic that adds shine or luster, such as lip gloss.
      1. The forward part or surface, as of a building.
      2. The area, location, or position directly before or ahead.
      3. A position of leadership or superiority.
      1. The surface of the front of the head from the top of the forehead to the base of the chin and from ear to ear.
      2. A person:
      3. A person's countenance:
      1. To modify the manner or appearance of (a person, for example) in order to prevent recognition:
      2. To make indistinct or difficult to perceive:
      3. To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent:
      1. To place something upon or over, so as to protect or conceal:
      2. To overlay or spread with something:
      3. To put a cover or covering on:
      1. The art, manner, or process of applying color.
      2. A substance used to color something.
      3. Appearance with regard to color.
      1. The appearance of objects or light sources described in terms of the individual's perception of them, involving hue, lightness, and saturation for objects, and hue, brightness, and saturation for light sources.
      2. The characteristics of light by which the individual is made aware of objects or light sources through the receptors of the eye, described in terms of dominant wavelength, luminance, and purity.
      3. A gradation or variation of this aspect, especially when other than black, white, or gray; a hue:
      1. A loose outer garment, such as a cape.
      2. Something that covers or conceals:
      3. To cover or conceal with a cloak or something that acts like a cloak:
    See also:

    show

  2. A display of insincere behavior

Verb
  1. To change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of

      1. A covering, as of cloth, that has openings for the eyes, entirely or partly conceals the face, and is worn especially at a masquerade ball.
      2. A grotesque or comical representation of a face, worn especially to frighten or amuse, as at Halloween.
      3. A facial covering worn for ritual.
      1. To conceal (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance.
      2. To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
      1. To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
      2. To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance.
      1. To modify the manner or appearance of (a person, for example) in order to prevent recognition:
      2. To make indistinct or difficult to perceive:
      3. To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent:
      1. The concealing of personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings.
      2. A shape or coloring that conceals:
      3. Cloth, netting, or other material used for camouflage:
    See also:

    show

  2. To represent oneself in a given character or as other than what one is

Another word for masquerade

Noun
      1. The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
      1. A false appearance or action intended to deceive:
      2. A professed but feigned reason or excuse; a pretext:
      3. Something imagined or pretended:
      1. The concealment or screening of one sensory process or sensation by another.
      2. A piece of theatrical scenery used to conceal a part of the stage from the audience.
      1. A ball at which masks are worn.
      1. Shrove Tuesday, celebrated as a holiday in many places with carnivals, masquerade balls, and parades of costumed merrymakers.
      2. A carnival period coming to a climax on this day.
      3. An occasion of great festivity and merrymaking.
      1. A performance by mummers.
      2. A pretentious or hypocritical show or ceremony.
      1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
      2. The joy and merriment of a festival or celebration.
      3. The proceedings or events of a festival.
      1. A covering, as of cloth, that has openings for the eyes, entirely or partly conceals the face, and is worn especially at a masquerade ball.
      2. A grotesque or comical representation of a face, worn especially to frighten or amuse, as at Halloween.
      3. A facial covering worn for ritual.
      1. A public entertainment consisting typically of a variety of performances by acrobats, clowns, and trained animals.
      2. A traveling company that performs such entertainments.
      3. A circular arena, surrounded by tiers of seats and often covered by a tent, in which such shows are performed.
      1. To take great pleasure or delight:
      2. To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
      3. A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking.
Verb
      1. Playful behavior or merriment:
      2. A playful movement or act.
      3. A sexual act or encounter:
      1. To take great pleasure or delight:
      2. To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
      3. A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking.
      1. A covering, as of cloth, that has openings for the eyes, entirely or partly conceals the face, and is worn especially at a masquerade ball.
      2. A grotesque or comical representation of a face, worn especially to frighten or amuse, as at Halloween.
      3. A facial covering worn for ritual.