, n. 1. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.
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There is no passion which steals into the heart more imperceptibly and covers itself under more disguises, than pride.
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2. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
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That eye which glances through all disguises.
D. Webster.
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3. Change of manner by drink; intoxication. Shak.
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4. A masque or masquerade. [Obs.]
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Disguise was the old English word for a masque.
B. Jonson.
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