dis-simulation

dissimulation

[dih-sim-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
the act of dissimulating; feigning; hypocrisy.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English dissimulacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissimulātiōn- (stem of dissimulātiō a feigning); see dis-1, simulation

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dissimulation
late 14c., from O.Fr. dissimulation, from L. dissimulationem, from dissimulare "conceal, disguise," from dis- "completely" + simulare "pretend, simulate" (see simulation).
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dissimulation dis·sim·u·la·tion (dĭ-sĭm'yə-lā'shən)
n.
Concealment of the truth about a situation, especially about a state of health, as by a malingerer.

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