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 dissembler
One evening, when Crauford had joined Glendower in his solitary wanderings, the dissembler renewed his attacks.The Disowned, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He was something of a dissembler, was the skipper—when his blood was cool.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
But if a man cannot obtain to that judgment, then it is left to him generally to be close, and a dissembler.
He was not a hypocrite, indeed, as to his virtues—a dissembler only in his ambition.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
How are hypocrite and dissembler contrasted with each other?English Synonyms and Antonyms|James Champlin Fernald
Word Origin for dissemble
1520s, agent noun from 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.