guise, pretense, pretence, pretext(noun)
an artful or simulated semblance
"under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (.)
External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
Misleading appearance; cover, cloak
Under the guise of patriotism
Origin: From guise, gise, gyse, from guisse, guise, vise, from Old , from wīsōn, from weyd-. Cognate with wisa, wise. More at wise.
customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself
external appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape
cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism
Origin: [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr. OHG. wsa, G. weise. See Wise, n.]
Guise is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gīz, n. manner, behaviour: external appearance: dress.—v.t. (arch.) to dress.—v.i. to act as a guiser.—ns. Guis′er (Scot.), Guis′ard, a person in disguise: a Christmas mummer. [O. Fr. guise; from Old High Ger. wísa (Ger. weise), a way, guise, which is cog. with A.S. wíse, way, wís, wise.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a celebrated French ducal family deriving its title from the town of Guise in Aisne.
The numerical value of guise in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of guise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Patience is often merely the guise of Cowardice.
Marvelous Truth, confront us at every turn, in every guise.
The Serb Republic cannot accept any further takeover of its authorities by the state under the guise of reform.
Propositioning me. Inviting me to hotels with the guise of discussing business and then propositioning me … for sex.
The first and foremost thing to know whether they are protecting the people from the game or promoting it under the guise of same.
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