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Meaning of DISSIMULATION

Pronunciation:  di`simyu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of deceiving
 

DISSIMULATION is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: deceit, deception, dissembling
 
 See Also: bluff, cheat, cheating, chicanery, delusion, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, falsification, feigning, four flush, guile, head game, illusion, impersonation, imposture, indirection, misrepresentaation, obscurantism, pretence, pretending, pretense, shenanigan, simulation, trickery, wile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*sim`u*la"tion\, n. [L. dissimulatio: cf. F.
dissimulation.]
The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance;
concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.

      Let love be without dissimulation.       --Rom. xii. 9.

      Dissimulation . . . when a man lets fall signs and
      arguments that he is not that he is.     --Bacon.

      Simulation is a pretense of what is not, and
      dissimulation a concealment of what is.  --Tatler.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: cloaking, concealing, cunning, deceit, deception, dissemblance, dissembler, dissembling, dissimulator, double-dealing, duplicity, feigning, guile, hiding, hypocrisy, lip server, masking, misrepresentation, pharisaism, pharisee, pretense, sanctimony, secreting, sham, Tartuffe, whited sepulcher
 

 

 

 

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