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dissembling


  3  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]: 
 
  Dissembling  \Dis*sem"bling\,  a. 
  That  dissembles;  hypocritical;  false.  --  {Dis*sem"bling*ly}, 
  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dissembling 
  adj  :  concealing  under  a  false  appearance  with  the  intent  to 
  deceive;  "dissimulative  arts"  [syn:  {dissimulating},  {dissimulative}] 
  n  1:  pretending  with  intention  to  deceive  [syn:  {pretense},  {feigning}] 
  2:  the  act  of  deceiving  [syn:  {deception},  {deceit},  {dissimulation}] 




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