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English Dictionary: dissembling by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. pretending with intention to deceive [syn: pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling]
  2. the act of deceiving
    Synonym(s): deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
      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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dissembling \Dis*sem"bling\, a.
      That dissembles; hypocritical; false. -- {Dis*sem"bling*ly},
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