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1    to modify the appearance or manner in order to conceal the identity of (oneself, someone, or something)  
2    tr   to misrepresent in order to obscure the actual nature or meaning  
to disguise the facts     
3    a mask, costume, or manner that disguises  
4    the act of disguising or the state of being disguised  
     (C14: from Old French desguisier, from des- dis-1 + guise manner; see guise)  
  disguisable      adj  
  disguised      adj  
  disguisedly      adv  
  disguiser      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    camouflage, cloak, conceal, cover, hide, mask, screen, secrete, shroud, veil  
2    deceive, dissemble, dissimulate, fake, falsify, fudge, gloss over, misrepresent  
3    camouflage, cloak, costume, cover, get-up     (informal)   mask, screen, veil  
4    deception, dissimulation, façade, front, pretence, semblance, trickery, veneer  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

blessing in disguise id.
Something that seems bad at first, like a fail or a misfortune, but later unexpectedly results in something good and beneficial
As for me I could say that was a double unbelievable blessing in disguise; firstly, the plane I missed crashed into the sea a few hours later and secondly, I met my future wife on the next flight!

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