Disguise vs Confuscate - What's the difference?

disguise | confuscate |


As verbs the difference between disguise and confuscate

is that disguise is to change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity while confuscate is to confuse, confound, or perplex.

As a noun disguise

is attire (eg clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.

disguise

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Attire (e.g. clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
  • ''That cape and mask complete his disguise .
  • (figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
  • The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
  • ''Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies.

    Synonyms

    * camouflage * guise * mask * pretense

    Verb

  • To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
  • Spies often disguise themselves.
  • * Macaulay
  • Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
  • To avoid giving away or revealing (something secret); to hide by a false appearance.
  • He disguised his true intentions.
  • (archaic) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
  • * Spectator
  • I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker or five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship.

    Synonyms

    * cloak * mask * hide

    Derived terms

    * disguisedly * disguisement * disguiser

    confuscate

    English

    Verb

  • To confuse, confound, or perplex.
  • To complicate; to cause confusion.
  • Synonyms

    * (confuse) confusticate