Disguise vs Pseudonym - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between disguise and pseudonym
is that disguise
is attire (eg clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another while pseudonym
As a verb disguise
is to change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
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.
A fictitious name, often used by writers and movie stars.
* c1911 —
- The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll.
* 1928 —
- I doubt, indeed, whether I should not abandon the struggle altogether-- leave this sad world of ordinary life for which I am so ill fitted, abandon the name of Cummins for some professional pseudonym , complete my self-effacement, and--a thing of tricks and tatters, of posing and pretence--go upon the stage.
- The best example of its literary use so far are the German novel The Golem'', by Gustav Meyrink, and the drama ''The Dybbuk , by the jewish writer using the pseudonym "Ansky".
* nom de code
* nom de guerre
* nom de plume
* stage name