Dissemble Definition

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To conceal the truth, or one's true feelings, motives, etc., by pretense; behave hypocritically.
Webster's New World
To conceal under a false appearance; disguise.
To dissemble fear by smiling.
Webster's New World
To pretend to be in a state of; simulate; feign.
To dissemble innocence.
Webster's New World
To pretend not to notice; ignore.
Webster's New World

Origin of Dissemble

  • Middle English dissemblen from Old French dessembler to be different des- dis- sembler to appear, seem semblable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dissimulare.

    From Wiktionary

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