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English Dictionary: dissimulation by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
dissimulation
n
  1. the act of deceiving [syn: deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dissimulation \Dis*sim`u*la"tion\, n. [L. dissimulatio: cf. F.
      dissimulation.]
      The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance;
      concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.
  
               Let love be without dissimulation.         --Rom. xii. 9.
  
               Dissimulation . . . when a man lets fall signs and
               arguments that he is not that he is.      --Bacon.
  
               Simulation is a pretense of what is not, and
               dissimulation a concealment of what is.   --Tatler.
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