verb (used with object), dis·sim·u·lat·ed, dis·sim·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·sim·u·lat·ed, dis·sim·u·lat·ing.
Words nearby dissimulate
Origin of dissimulate
OTHER WORDS FROM dissimulatedis·sim·u·la·tive, adjectivedis·sim·u·la·tor, noun
Examples from the Web for dissimulate
I feigned love, whispered compliments, in short, so skillfully did I dissimulate that she believed I was Love's own captive.The Satyricon, Volume 5 (Crotona Affairs)|Petronius Arbiter
"It will be a great pleasure to me," replied Rosette, who did not know how to dissimulate.Old French Fairy Tales|Comtesse de Sgur
To this the Captain replied that he had duties to all, and that it was for him, for just causes, to dissimulate and to suffer.The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros|Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
He was simply more cautious than is usual in men, and so exceedingly honest that it was impossible for him to dissimulate.The Bright Side of Prison Life|Samuel A. Swiggett
After this insinuation, Ripperda saw there was no resource but to dissimulate and gain time.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter