Definition of dissemble:
- To conceal the real fact, motives, tention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite.
- 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.
- To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign.
involve, honest, pose, bury, make believe, venture, block out, clothe, counterfeit, feign, put on, secrete, entomb, pretend, simulate, inter, veil, masquerade, playact, bear upon, dissimulate, robe, overwhelm, play-act, fake, act as, do, profess, act, affect, roleplay, drape, work, make, behave, represent, disguise, mask, bear on, camouflage, assume, strike, show, touch on, screen, hazard, impact, cover, true, suppress, lie, sham, impress, guess, play, move, conceal, cloak, touch, regard, hide.
Perhaps Madame de Morinval would have remarked the expression of bitter irony, that Adrienne could not altogether dissemble, if suddenly a hoarse and prolonged roar had net attracted her attention, as well as that of the rest of the audience, who had hitherto been quite indifferent to the scenes intended for an introduction to the appearance of Morok.- "The Wandering Jew, Book VIII.", Eugene Sue.
- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- "Letters to His Son, 1753-1754", The Earl of Chesterfield.