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dissemble

dis·sem·ble

dissemble

 
pronunciation:
dih sem bl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dissembled, dissembles, dissembling
definition 1: to disguise or hide behind a false semblance; conceal the true nature or state of.
She dissembled her real motives for visiting her dying uncle.
similar words:
conceal, disguise, hide
definition 2: to pretend or make a false show of; feign.
She dissembled madness to escape punishment.
similar words:
pretend, sham
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to conceal one's true motives, opinions, or feelings by a pretense.
similar words:
fake
derivations: dissembled (adj.), dissemblingly (adv.), dissembler (n.)