Dissemble is defined as to hide or be dishonest about your true motives, feelings or beliefs.(verb)
An example of dissemble is a person who is pretending to be your friend but who really just wants an invitation to your beach house.
See dissemble in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME dissemblen < OFr dessembler < des-, dis- + sembler < L simulare: see simulate
See dissemble in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling, dis·sem·bles verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English dissemblen
Origin: , from Old French dessembler, to be different
Origin: : des-, dis-
Origin: + sembler, to appear, seem; see semblable.
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