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.
Attire (e.g. clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
(figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
- ''That cape and mask complete his disguise .
- ''Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies.
To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
- Spies often disguise themselves.
To avoid giving away or revealing (something secret); to hide by a false appearance.
- Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
(archaic) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
- He disguised his true intentions.
- 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.
To confuse, confound, or perplex.
To complicate; to cause confusion.
* (confuse) confusticate