|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-|
"It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety." [Thomas de Quincy, "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater," 1856]Related: Disguised.
see blessing in disguise.