What does unmask mean?

Definitions for unmaskʌnˈmæsk, -ˈmɑsk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unmask.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unmask, uncloak(verb)

    reveal the true nature of

    "The journal article unmasked the corrupt politician"

  2. unmask(verb)

    take the mask off

    "unmask the imposter"


  1. unmask(Verb)

    To remove a mask from someone.

  2. unmask(Verb)

    To expose, or reveal the true character of someone.

  3. unmask(Verb)

    To remove one's mask.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unmask(verb)

    to strip of a mask or disguise; to lay open; to expose

  2. Unmask(verb)

    to put off a mask

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unmask

    un-mask′, v.t. to take a mask or any disguise off: to expose.—v.i. to put off a mask.—adj. Unmasked′.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unmask in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unmask in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Devin Nunes:

    What I'm assuming is, is that this was picked up as they were tracking someone else, and if that's the case, that would have had to go up to the highest levels of the Obama administration to get approval to unmask who [the non-targeted party was], and in this case, it was General Flynn.

  2. Josh King:

    A number of states dealt with this issue before, but Washington hadn’t done it yet, what we see in this case is Washington joining states like California and New Jersey in that someone who wants to unmask an anonymous commenter has to provide the supporting evidence that they have a valid claim.

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