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dissimulation

[dih-sim-yuh-ley-shuh n] /dɪˌsɪm yəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of dissimulating; feigning; hypocrisy.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English dissimulacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin dissimulātiōn- (stem of dissimulātiō a feigning); see dis-1, simulation
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Word Origin and History for dis-simulation

dissimulation

n.

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).

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dis-simulation in Medicine

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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