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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives;
[syn: hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator, phony, phoney, pretender]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dissembler \Dis*sem"bler\, n. One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite. [1913 Webster] It is the weakest sort of politicians that are the greatest dissemblers. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here. --Pope. Syn: Dissembler, Hypocrite. Usage: A person is called a dissembler with reference to his concealment of his real character, and a hypocrite with reference to his assumption of a false character. But hypocrite is the stronger word, being commonly used to characterize a person who is habitually insincere and false, especially one who makes professions of goodness when his aims are selfish and his life corrupt. [1913 Webster]