dissemblance

dissemblance

1 [dih-sem-bluhns]
noun
dissimilarity; unlikeness.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French dessemblance. See dis-1, semblance

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dissemblance

2 [dih-sem-bluhns]
noun
dissembling; dissimulation.

Origin:
1550–60; dissemble + -ance

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dissemble (dɪˈsɛmbəl)
 
vb
1.  to conceal (one's real motives, emotions, etc) by pretence
2.  (tr) to pretend; simulate
3.  obsolete to ignore
 
[C15: from earlier dissimulen, from Latin dissimulāre; probably influenced by obsolete semble to resemble]
 
dis'semblance
 
n
 
dis'sembler
 
n
 
dis'sembling
 
n, —adj
 
dis'semblingly
 
adv

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