verb (used with object), dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling.
verb (used without object), dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling.
Origin of dissemble
Synonyms for dissemble
Examples from the Web for dissembling
He, meanwhile, grew tired of the lying, the dissembling, which she did constantly.
Both agencies, especially the CIA, had intramural interests for dissembling and hiding the true facts.
But nothing is worse than a false spirit, a disguised and dissembling one, or an obstinate and opinionated one.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon
(continued she, dissembling) You could not have advancd my Cure by a more effectual way, than telling me of his Presumption.The Works of Aphra Behn|Aphra Behn
Relentless tenacity, overpowering avarice, and dissembling craft are his cardinal traits.
Sam'l, dissembling no longer, clattered up the common, becoming smaller and smaller to the onlookers as he neared the top.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
Esther feels that she has shown too much interest, and resorts to pretty arts of dissembling.
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.