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Definition of Dissemble

Dissemble
Dissemble Dis*sem"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissembled; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissembling.] [OF. dissembler to be dissimilar; pref. dis- (L. dis-) + F. sembler to seem, L. simulare to simulate; cf. L. dissimulare to dissemble. See Simulate, and cf. Dissimulate.] 1. To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask. Dissemble all your griefs and discontents. --Shak. Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But -- why did you kick me down stairs? --J. P. Kemble. 2. To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign. He soon dissembled a sleep. --Tatler. Syn: To conceal; disguise; cloak; cover; equivocate. See Conceal.
Dissemble
Dissemble Dis*sem"ble, v. i. To conceal the real fact, motives, ?tention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips. --Prov. xxvi. 24. He [an enemy] dissembles when he assumes an air of friendship. --C. J. Smith.

Meaning of Dissemble from wikipedia

- A lie is a statement used intentionally for the purpose of deception. The practice of communicating lies is called lying, and a person who communicates...
- "Culture of dissemblance" is a term coined by African-American author and professor Darlene Clark Hine to describe a "cult of secrecy" practiced by black...
- Family Foundation. June 2013. Chait, Jonathan (May 29, 2013). "Yuval Levin Dissembles Madly". New York. "Access". Medscape. Retrieved January 9, 2012.(registration...
- nicknamed, enjo**** a period of po****rity. He was, however, "a consummate dissembler," who put the nation deep into debt while using much of the proceeds for...
- conversation; the Socrates of the Phaedrus goes so far as to demand such dissembling and mystery in all writing. The covertness we often find in Plato, appearing...
- precaution to throw any veil over his sentiments; and, as he scorns to dissemble his contempt for established opinions, he could not wonder that all the...
- "Gimme" (1994) "Tongue Tied" (1995) "Dissemble" (1995)...
- will dissemble myself in't; and I would I were the first that ever dissembled in such a gown. — In Twelfth Night, the fool Feste, where dissemble changes...
- Tomb of the Cybermen when the Doctor is identified as "English" and, dissembling, plays along. Though David Tennant speaks with a natural Scottish accent...
- eye with a Boston accent (pla**** by Eugene Roche), whose deception, dissembling and disturbing capacity for violence are almost always underestimated...
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