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noun (1)

: lack of resemblance : dissimilitude


2 of 2

noun (2)

: the act or the art of dissembling : dissimulation

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English, from Middle French dessemblance, from dessembler to be unlike (from des- dis- entry 1 + -sembler, as in resembler to resemble) + -ance

Noun (2)

dissemble + -ance

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“Dissemblance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dissemblance. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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