Variant of dissemble
- to conceal under a false appearance; disguise: to dissemble fear by smiling
- Obsolete to pretend to be in a state of; simulate; feign: to dissemble innocence
- Obsolete to pretend not to notice; ignore
Origin: Middle English dissemblen ; from Old French dessembler ; from des-, dis- plush sembler ; from Classical Latin simulare: see simulate
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