Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun masquerade

3 senses of masquerade

Sense 1
masquerade, masquerade party, masque, mask -- (a party of guests wearing costumes and masks)
       => party -- (a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner")

Sense 2
fancy dress, masquerade, masquerade costume -- (a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party)
       => costume -- (the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume")
       => disguise -- (any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity)

Sense 3
masquerade -- (making a false outward show; "a beggar's masquerade of wealth")
       => pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning -- (the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb masquerade

2 senses of masquerade

Sense 1
masquerade -- (take part in a masquerade)
       => disguise, mask -- (make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank")

Sense 2
masquerade -- (pretend to be someone or something that you are not; "he is masquerading as an expert on the internet"; "This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty")
       => pose, impersonate, personate -- (pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter")

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