Definition of dissimulation:
duplicity, trickery, guile, piousness, fraud, conjuring trick, double-dealing, finesse, cunningness, deceit, pretense, cozenage, crookery, cunning, untruth, imposition, lying, deceitfulness, feigning, foxiness, guilefulness, dissembling, crookedness, lie, magic, fabrication, trick, misrepresentation, thaumaturgy, delusion, artifice, craft, pretence, illusion, wiliness, magic trick, prevarication, falsehood, deception, deceptiveness, craftiness, cheating, fakery, fraudulence, hypocrisy, legerdemain, insincerity, wile, conjuration, dupery, dishonesty, cant.
But hold a little, one thing more I have to say to you, and that is, to take notice of thy sweethearts when they come a- wooing to thee, I mean of their civil behaviour; for if they swear, vow, and make great protestations, then have a care of thyself, for many words breed dissimulation; therefore have a care of such: but if a man come to thee that is sober and civil behaved, there are hopes of his proving a good man.
If it is, then how incredible that a thought strongly conceived, and bearing about it the impress of one's own individuality, should naturally, and without dissimulation or falsehood, bend to another man's expression of it!- "Biographical Essays", Thomas de Quincey.
- "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.