What is dissemble?

  • (verb): Make believe with the intent to deceive.
    Synonyms: feign, sham, pretend, affect
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "dissemble":

  • (verb): Hide under a false appearance.
    Synonyms: cloak, mask
  • (verb): Behave unnaturally or affectedly.
    Synonyms: pretend, act

Famous quotes containing the word dissemble:

    Maternity is on the face of it an unsocial experience. The selfishness that a woman has learned to stifle or to dissemble where she alone is concerned, blooms freely and unashamed on behalf of her offspring.
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