- the act of dissimulating; feigning; hypocrisy.
Origin of dissimulation
Related Words for dissimulationcharade, visor, veil, cloak, camouflage, pretext, semblance, veneer, stratagem, guile, mask, conspiracy, evasion, complicity, fraud, deception, trickery, duplicity, hypocrisy, dishonesty
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Contemporary Examples of dissimulation
Undeterred, Wanda and Ida press on along a road of hostility and dissimulation that will lead to the harrowing end of their quest.Holocaust Horrors Haunt the Films ‘Ida’ And ‘The German Doctor’
May 12, 2014
Historical Examples of dissimulation
Whatever have been his errors, he never stooped to dissimulation.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
I hope you do not accuse me of lying or of any other dissimulation.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
She therefore has to be more skillful in the art of dissimulation.The Sexual Question
If my doubts are well founded, he must be an adept in the art of dissimulation.The Politician Out-Witted
Dreadful limits are set in nature to the powers of dissimulation.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Word Origin and History for dissimulation
late 14c., from Old French dissimulation (12c.), from Latin dissimulationem (nominative dissimulatio) "a disguising, concealment," noun of action from past participle stem of dissimulare "make unlike, conceal, disguise," from dis- "completely" + simulare "pretend, assume, simulate" (see simulation).
- Concealment of the truth about a situation, especially about a state of health, as by a malingerer.