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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissemble  \Dis*sem"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dissembled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dissembling}.]  [OF.  dissembler  to  be 
  dissimilar;  pref.  dis-  (L.  dis-)  +  F.  sembler  to  seem,  L. 
  simulare  to  simulate;  cf  L.  dissimulare  to  dissemble.  See 
  {Simulate},  and  cf  {Dissimulate}.] 
  1.  To  hide  under  a  false  semblance  or  seeming;  to  feign 
  something  not  to  be  what  it  really  is  to  put  an  untrue 
  appearance  upon  to  disguise;  to  mask. 
 
  Dissemble  all  your  griefs  and  discontents.  --Shak. 
 
  Perhaps  it  was  right  to  dissemble  your  love,  But  -- 
  why  did  you  kick  me  down  stairs?  --J.  P. 
  Kemble. 
 
  2.  To  put  on  the  semblance  of  to  make  pretense  of  to 
  simulate;  to  feign. 
 
  He  soon  dissembled  a  sleep.  --Tatler. 
 
  Syn:  To  conceal;  disguise;  cloak;  cover;  equivocate.  See 
  {Conceal}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissemble  \Dis*sem"ble\,  v.  i. 
  To  conceal  the  real  fact  motives,  ?tention,  or  sentiments, 
  under  some  pretense;  to  assume  a  false  appearance;  to  act  the 
  hypocrite. 
 
  He  that  hateth  dissembleth  with  his  lips.  --Prov.  xxvi. 
  24. 
 
  He  [an  enemy]  dissembles  when  he  assumes  an  air  of 
  friendship.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissemble 
  v  1:  make  believe;  "He  feigned  that  he  was  ill";  "He  shammed  a 
  headache"  [syn:  {feign},  {sham},  {pretend},  {affect}] 
  2:  hide  under  a  false  appearance  [syn:  {cloak},  {mask}] 
  3:  behave  unnaturally  or  affectedly;  "She's  just  acting"  [syn: 
  {pretend},  {act}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DISSEMBLE,  v.i.  To  put  a  clean  shirt  upon  the  character. 
 
  Let  us  dissemble. 
  Adam 
 
 




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