What does dissemble mean?

Definitions for dissemble
dɪˈsɛm bəldis·sem·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)

    make believe with the intent to deceive

    "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

  2. dissemble, cloak, mask(verb)

    hide under a false appearance

    "He masked his disappointment"

  3. dissemble, pretend, act(verb)

    behave unnaturally or affectedly

    "She's just acting"


  1. dissemble(Verb)

    To disguise or conceal something; to feign.

  2. dissemble(Verb)

    To deliberately ignore something; to pretend not to notice.

  3. dissemble(Verb)

    To falsely hide one's opinions or feelings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissemble(verb)

    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

  2. Dissemble(verb)

    to put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign

  3. Dissemble(verb)

    to conceal the real fact, motives, /tention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dissemble

    dis-sem′bl, v.t. to represent a thing as unlike what it actually is: to put an untrue semblance upon: to disguise: to conceal: (Shak.) to make unlike.—v.i. to assume a false appearance: to play the hypocrite: to dissimulate—ns. Dissem′blance (rare), want of resemblance: the act of dissembling; Dissem′bler; Dissem′bling.—p.adj. deceiving, hypocritical.—adv. Dissem′blingly. [O. Fr. dessembler, to be unlike, from L. dissimulāredissimilis, unlike—dis, neg., and similis, like.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissemble in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissemble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  • преструвам се, прикривам, лицемеря, правя се че не виждамBulgarian
  • přetvařovat seCzech
  • anmerken lassen, sich verstellen, verbergenGerman
  • disimularSpanish
  • स्वांग रचनाHindi
  • לְהַסתִירHebrew
  • oblīquōLatin
  • DemonterNorwegian
  • symulować, ukrywać, udawać, maskować, ignorowaćPolish
  • скрывать, лицемерить, притворяться, игнорироватьRussian
  • 掩飾Chinese

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