dissimulate[di sim′yo̵̅o̅ lāt′]
verbdis·sim·u·lat·ed, dis·sim·u·lat·ing, dis·sim·u·lates
To conceal (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.
To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
Origin of dissimulateMiddle English dissimulaten, from Latin dissimulāre, dissimulāt- : dis-, dis- + simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.
(third-person singular simple present dissimulates, present participle dissimulating, simple past and past participle dissimulated)
- Feigning; simulating; pretending.