- to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.
- to put on the appearance of; feign: to dissemble innocence.
- Obsolete. to let pass unnoticed; ignore.
- to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.
Origin of dissemble
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Related Words for undissembledfair, impartial, sincere, free, transparent, candid, receptive, real, genuine, heartfelt, outspoken, trustworthy, earnest, serious, forthright, true, unequivocal, truthful, unadorned, straightforward
Examples from the Web for undissembled
Historical Examples of undissembled
It was very profane—an undissembled mockery of a religious procession.Romantic Spain
John Augustus O'Shea
Other lands may point with undissembled pride to their polygamy and their cholera, but we reck not.Remarks
The women servants regarded him with undissembled admiration.Cashel Byron's Profession
George Bernard Shaw
Isabella measured him with her eyes in undissembled scorn, and Charles was abashed and hung his head.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci
Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
If so, we need not fear investigation, because nothing can be detected but an honourable, undissembled mind.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
- to conceal (one's real motives, emotions, etc) by pretence
- (tr) to pretend; simulate
- obsolete to ignore
Word Origin for dissemble
Word Origin and History for undissembled
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.