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dissimulation

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Synonyms and Antonyms of dissimulation

  1. 1 the inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery got whatever she wanted through shameless dissimulation Synonyms of dissimulation artifice, cheating, cozenage, craft, craftiness, crookedness, crookery, cunning, cunningness, deceitfulness, deception, deceptiveness, dishonesty, dissembling, deceit, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, fakery, foxiness, fraud, guile, guilefulness, wilinessWords Related to dissimulation equivocation, lying, mendacity, prevarication; chicane, chicanery, fraudulence, hanky-panky, jugglery, legerdemain, mountebankery, obliquity, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery, wile; falsehood, falsity, fib, untruth; hypocrisy, insincerity, sanctimoniousness, two-facedness; artfulness, caginess (also cageyness), deviousness, shrewdness; treacherousness, underhandedness, unscrupulousness; covertness, furtiveness, secrecy, shadiness, sneakiness, stealthiness; oiliness, shiftiness, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, smoothnessNear Antonyms of dissimulation candidness, candor, directness, frankness, openness, plainness, plainspokenness; honesty, probity; dependability, reliability, reliableness, solidity, trustability, trustiness, trustworthiness; decency, goodness, incorruptibility, integrity, righteousness, truthfulness, uprightness, virtuousnessAntonyms of dissimulation artlessness, forthrightness, good faith, guilelessness, ingenuousness, sincerity

  2. 2 the pretending of having virtues, principles, or beliefs that one in fact does not have teenagers indulging in dissimulation simply in order to be one of the in crowd Synonyms of dissimulation cant, dissembling, hypocrisy, insincerity, piousnessWords Related to dissimulation deceit, deceitfulness, deception, deceptiveness, dishonesty, double-dealing, falsity, perfidy, two-facedness; affectation, affectedness, pretense (or pretence), pretension, pretentiousness, sanctimoniousness, self-righteousness, self-satisfaction; duplicity, fakery, falseness, fraudulentness, shamming; artificiality, glibness, oiliness, smoothness, unctuousnessNear Antonyms of dissimulation candor, directness, forthrightness, frankness, honesty, openheartedness, openness, probity, straightforwardness, truthfulness; artlessness, guilelessness, naturalness, unaffectednessAntonyms of dissimulation genuineness, sincereness, sincerity


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