guise guise  /ˈɡaɪz/


  • (n) an artful or simulated semblance



  1. Joaquin Phoenix appears on Late Show with David Letterman under the guise of his new bearded hip-hop persona, puzzling everyone.
  2. In his new guise as the gay Austrian fashion journalist, the comedian sashays around the world in a stunning array of costumes.
  3. Joaquin Phoenix appears on The David Letterman Show under the guise of his new bearded, hip-hop persona, puzzling everyone.


  1. Feedback: RiverWalk's good run is a Detroit success story

    It ain't all bad news for Detroit! The next step should be re-inventing Hart Plaza in the guise of Chicago's Navy Pier, Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Tampa's Ybor City!
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Letter: The price we pay

    Richard Furgal, Naples: Under the guise of "protecting us," we are all being presumed guilty rather than presumed innocent.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

  3. LETTER: Friend undercutting Evansville's future

    Under the guise of financial responsibility, former Republican, now Democrat John Friend seems to be going out of his way to wreck the much-needed projects this fine city direly needs.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

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  1. "These sentences should serve as a strong warning to anyone who knowingly provides financial support to terrorists under the guise of humanitarian relief," said David Kris, assistant attorney general for national security, in a statement.
    on May 27, 2009 By: David S. Kris Source: Washington Post

  2. "In decision after decision, special interests are winning out over ordinary citizens," said Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y. "In decision after decision, this court bends the law to suit an ideology. Judicial activism now has a new guise:...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: USA Today

  3. "It would be better if the Japanese stayed home and didn't come down under the guise, the deception, the claim that it is scientific whaling -- when they want to take a thousand whales," New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said Monday.
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Helen Clark Source: Washington Post

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