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dissembler


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissembler  \Dis*sem"bler\,  n. 
  One  who  dissembles;  one  who  conceals  his  opinions  or 
  dispositions  under  a  false  appearance;  a  hypocrite. 
 
  It  is  the  weakest  sort  of  politicians  that  are  the 
  greatest  dissemblers.  --Bacon. 
 
  Priests,  princes,  women,  no  dissemblers  here  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  {Dissembler},  {Hypocrite}. 
 
  Usage:  A  person  is  called  a  dissembler  with  reference  to  his 
  concealment  of  his  real  character,  and  a  hypocrite 
  with  reference  to  his  assumption  of  a  false  character. 
  But  hypocrite  is  the  stronger  word  being  commonly 
  used  to  characterize  a  person  who  is  habitually 
  insincere  and  false,  especially  one  who  makes 
  professions  of  goodness  when  his  aims  are  selfish  and 
  his  life  corrupt. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissembler 
  n  :  a  person  who  professes  beliefs  and  opinions  that  they  do  not 
  hold  [syn:  {hypocrite},  {phony},  {phoney}] 




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