dissimulation

[ dih-sim-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ dɪˌsɪm yəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of dissimulating; feigning; hypocrisy.

Origin of dissimulation

1350–1400; Middle English dissimulacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissimulātiōn- (stem of dissimulātiō a feigning); see dis-1, simulation
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dissimulation
[ dĭ-sĭm′yə-lāshən ]

n.

Concealment of the truth about a situation, especially about a state of health, as by a malingerer.
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