Dictionary.com

dissimulate

[ dih-sim-yuh-leyt ]
/ d瑟藞s瑟m y蓹藢le瑟t /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: dissimulate / dissimulated / dissimulating / dissimulator on Thesaurus.com

Definition of dissimulate

verb (used with object), dis路sim路u路lat路ed, dis路sim路u路lat路ing.
to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one's true feelings about a rival.
verb (used without object), dis路sim路u路lat路ed, dis路sim路u路lat路ing.
to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of dissimulate

First recorded in 1525鈥35, dissimulate is from the Latin word dissimul膩tus (past participle of dissimul膩re to feign). See dis-1, simulate

OTHER WORDS FROM dissimulate

dis路sim路u路la路tive, adjectivedis路sim路u路la路tor, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use dissimulate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dissimulate

dissimulate
/ (d瑟藞s瑟mj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
to conceal (one's real feelings) by pretence

Derived forms of dissimulate

dissimulation, noundissimulative, adjectivedissimulator, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK