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dissemble - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'dissemble' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Dissemble [ v. i.]
- To conceal the real fact, motives, /tention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite.
2 . Dissemble [ v. t.]
- 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.
- To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign.

Meaning of 'dissemble' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . dissemble [ v]
Meaning (1):
- make believe with the intent to deceive
Example in sentence:
  • He feigned that he was ill;
  • He shammed a headache
Meaning (2):
- hide under a false appearance
Example in sentence:
  • He masked his disappointment
Meaning (3):
- behave unnaturally or affectedly
Example in sentence:
  • She's just acting