Tag: morphology

May
02
2013

dissemble

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

dih sem b@l
transitive verb
definition 1: to disguise or hide behind a false semblance; conceal the true nature or state of.
example: She dissembled her real motives for visiting her dying uncle.
definition 2: to pretend of make a false show of; feign.
example: She dissembled madness to escape punishment.

intransitive verb
definition: to conceal one’s true motives, opinions, or feelings by a pretense.
example: The spy must dissemble, must pretend to embrace a different opinion, laugh about a forbidden joke, must tell one himself.”

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