What is another word for guises?

Pronunciation: [ɡˈa͡ɪzɪz] (IPA)

Guises refer to the different appearances or disguises that someone can use to hide their true identity or intentions. Synonyms for this word include facades, masks, pretenses, personas, outfits, and disguises. Each of these terms emphasizes a different aspect of guises, reflecting how one can use various means to conceal their true self. Facades suggest that individuals might adopt a false persona to hide their true feelings. Masks are more physical and refer to disguises worn to conceal a person's identity, while pretenses suggest acts of deception. Persona, on the other hand, emphasizes the nature of the false self, while the outfits suggest that appearance can be key to a disguise.

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Usage examples for Guises

Learn to Say No. Look over the history of the thousands who have failed in business, and you will find in nearly every instance the failure was due to an inability to say No. People come to us under various guises and ask us to do things which in our better judgment we had rather not do, and too many have not the backbone to say No. We are led to invest in mining stocks and to embark in precarious enterprises because we cannot say No. We endorse notes and go security for our friends, not because we want to but because we cannot say No. There is a class of "good fellows" who are after us to join them in physical pleasures, the foregoing of which would be better for us physically, financially and mentally.
"Dollars and Sense"
Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Though similar problems confronted both groups, they presented themselves in different guises.
"Early Theories of Translation"
Flora Ross Amos
His wife, much younger than himself, the beautiful Elizabeth, a cousin of the guises, followed her husband's example but saw no reason why she need give up all gaiety and pleasure because of her change of heart.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home"
Nell Speed

Famous quotes with Guises

  • Every movie is wildly different. So many of the problems are the same, but they take on different guises.
    Griffin Dunne
  • Motherhood in all its guises and permutations is more art than science.
    Melinda M. Marshall
  • Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.
    Howard Nemerov
  • Clinton's hands remain incredibly clean, don't they, and Tony Blair's smile remains as wide as ever. I view these guises with profound contempt.
    Harold Pinter
  • When I look back over my novels what I find is that when I think I'm finished with a theme, I'm generally not. And usually themes will recur from novel to novel in odd, new guises.
    Richard Russo

Related words: disguise, common guises, weird guises, make up guises

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