verb (used with object), dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling.
verb (used without object), dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling.
- disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis,
- disseminated intravascular coagulation
Origin of dissemble
Examples from the Web for dissemble
It took German soldiers just 36 hours and 27 crates to dissemble the entire chamber and ship it to a castle in Königsberg.
Instead of too big to fail, they embrace the unfettered right to cheat and dissemble.
But it apparently made it easier for Pentagon officials to dissemble about them.
Emmeline could not dissemble; and indeed saw in this case no reason why she should.Emmeline|Charlotte Turner Smith
Jacqueline could not dissemble her admiration of this effect.Kildares of Storm|Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Thus warned, Julian responded to the call; but he still continued to dissemble.Sermons|J. B. Lightfoot
He told me his secret in a thousand ways because he could not dissemble, but he does not dream that he has told it.Barchester Towers|Anthony Trollope
He did not seem to notice the actions she sought to dissemble.The People of the Black Circle|Robert E. Howard
Word Origin for dissemble
early 15c. (implied in dissemblable), apparently a variant of Middle English dissimule (influenced by Middle French dessembler or English resemble), late 14c., from Old French dissimuler, from Latin dissimulare (see dissimulation). Related: Dissembled; dissembling.