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dissemblance

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[ dih-sem-bluhns ]
/ dɪˈsɛm bləns /
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noun
dissimilarity; unlikeness.
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Origin of dissemblance

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First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Middle French word dessemblance.See dis-1, semblance

Other definitions for dissemblance (2 of 2)

dissemblance2
[ dih-sem-bluhns ]
/ dɪˈsɛm bləns /

noun
dissembling; dissimulation.

Origin of dissemblance

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First recorded in 1550–60; dissemble + -ance
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How to use dissemblance in a sentence

  • She believed dissemblance necessary, and so she had no hesitation in dissembling.

    The Tigress|Anne Warner
  • His forehead not very high, in which was a notable dissemblance from his brother.

  • As this latter animal is quite one-third head, he has no very great dissemblance to the alligator in this particular.

    The Sea Lions|James Fenimore Cooper
  • The dear little old lady patted my hand as if to spare me further dissemblance.

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