disguise collocations and examples

 UK /dɪsˈɡaɪz/

Explore meanings in the Dictionary

hide your feelings, intentions etc


Adverbs frequently used with disguise
barely, thinly‘Look,’ he said, with barely disguised exasperation.
Nouns frequently used as the object of disguise
what is true or real: fact, reality, truthI tried to sound casual to disguise the fact that I was having a ridiculously wonderful time.what you intend to do: intentionsBoth parties endeavoured to disguise their real intentions.why you do something: motiveHe accused board members of disguising their real motives for introducing the policy.

Usage note

Motive is almost always plural in this combination.

lack of respect: contemptHunter replied with barely disguised contempt.
 
Vocabulary quiz: trending words of 2020

Macmillan learn live love play