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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. pretending with intention to deceive;
[syn: pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling]

2. the act of deceiving;
[syn: deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dissembling \Dis*sem"bling\, a. That dissembles; hypocritical; false. -- Dis*sem"bling*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dissemble \Dis*sem"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissembled; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissembling.] [OF. dissembler to be dissimilar; pref. dis- (L. dis-) + F. sembler to seem, L. simulare to simulate; cf. L. dissimulare to dissemble. See Simulate, and cf. Dissimulate.] 1. To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask. [1913 Webster] Dissemble all your griefs and discontents. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love, But -- why did you kick me down stairs? --J. P. Kemble. [1913 Webster] 2. To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign. [1913 Webster] He soon dissembled a sleep. --Tatler. Syn: To conceal; disguise; cloak; cover; equivocate. See Conceal. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dissembling n 1: pretending with intention to deceive [syn: pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling] 2: the act of deceiving [syn: deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation]