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Word of the Day 11/27/18 Dissemble

Dissemble (verb)
dissemble [dih-sem-buhl]


verb (used with object), dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling.
1. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.
2. to put on the appearance of; feign: to dissemble innocence.
3. Obsolete. to let pass unnoticed; ignore.

verb (used without object), dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling.
4. to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.

Related forms
dis·sem·bler , noun
dis·sem·bling·ly , adverb
un·dis·sem·bled , adjective
un·dis·sem·bling , adjective
un·dis·sem·bling·ly , adverb
well-dis·sem·bled , adjective

Can be confused
disassemble

Synonyms
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1. mask, hide, camouflage, dissimulate.

Origin: 1490–1500; alteration (by association with obsolete semble to resemble) of Middle English dissimulen < Latin dissimulāre. See dis-1, simulate

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