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.
transitive verb-·bled, -·bling
- to conceal under a false appearance; disguise: to dissemble fear by smiling
- Obs. to pretend to be in a state of; simulate; feign: to dissemble innocence
- Obs. to pretend not to notice; ignore
Origin of dissembleMiddle English dissemblen from Old French dessembler from des-, dis- + sembler from Classical Latin simulare: see simulate
verbdis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling, dis·sem·bles
Origin of dissembleMiddle English dissemblen from Old French dessembler to be different des- dis- sembler to appear, seem ; see semblable .
(third-person singular simple present dissembles, present participle dissembling, simple past and past participle dissembled)
From Latin dissimulare.