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dissembling

noun

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2 the pretending of having virtues, principles, or beliefs that one in fact does not have
  • in the end the preacher's smarmy dissembling is discovered, and he is exposed as a fraud

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dissembling

adjective

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dissembling

verb
present participle of dissemble

Synonyms of dissembling (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to present a false appearance of
  • he dissembled happiness at the news that his old girlfriend was getting married—to someone else

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2 to take on a false or deceptive appearance
  • children learn to dissemble at a surprisingly early age

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“Dissembling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dissembling. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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