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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationnoun

    the act of deceiving


  1. dissimulationnoun

    The act of concealing the truth; hypocrisy or deception.

    Etymology: From dissimulatio.

  2. dissimulationnoun

    Hiding one's feelings or purposes.

    Etymology: From dissimulatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dissimulationnoun

    the act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance; concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy

    Etymology: [L. dissimulatio: cf. F. dissimulation.]


  1. Dissimulation

    Dissimulation is a form of deception in which one conceals the truth. It consists of concealing the truth, or in the case of half-truths, concealing parts of the truth, like inconvenient or secret information. Dissimulation differs from simulation, in which one exhibits false information. Dissimulation commonly takes the form of concealing one's ability in order to gain the element of surprise over an opponent. Francis Bacon has the following to say on the distinction between simulation and dissimulation, "Dissimulation, in the negative; when a man lets fall signs and arguments, that he is not, that he is... Simulation, in the affirmative; when a man industriously and expressly feigns and pretends to be, that he is not." The essay from which this comes can be found here.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissimulation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dissimulation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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