dissimulate

play
verb dis·sim·u·late \(ˌ)di-ˈsim-yə-ˌlāt\

Definition of dissimulate

dissimulated

;

dissimulating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hide under a false appearance smiled to dissimulate her urgency — Alice Glenday

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  dissemble a politician's ability to dissimulate

dissimulation

play \(ˌ)di-ˌsim-yə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

dissimulator

play \(ˈ)di-ˈsim-yə-ˌlā-tər\ noun

Examples of dissimulate in a Sentence

  1. as an actress she had been trained to dissimulate, so she had no trouble hiding her true feelings offstage as well

Origin and Etymology of dissimulate

Middle English, from Latin dissimulatus, past participle of dissimulare, from dis- + simulare to simulate



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