Definition of guise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

guise

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ɡaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡaɪz//
 
 
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a way in which somebody/something appears, often in a way that is different from usual or that hides the truth about them/it His speech presented racist ideas under the guise of nationalism. The story appears in different guises in different cultures. She had been invited to the conference in her guise as a professional counsellor. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French, of Germanic origin.
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