Definition Of masquerading


pretend to be someone one is not.

a journalist masquerading as a man in distress

Example Of masquerading

  • A man working in the Post Office turns out to be a special agent with the skill to uncover aliens masquerading as humans.

  • A modern reproduction that masquerades as brass it may be, but still it is beautiful.

  • A woman masquerades as a doctor, but is stalking a male staff member as part of a delusion of erotomania.

  • After the usual anti-war stuff, he complains that ‘He is a Tory masquerading as a Labour politician’.

  • All such hopes have turned to ashes as we now contemplate this sad, trouble-plagued, expensive tram system masquerading as a public service.

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