dissimulative

dissimulate

[dih-sim-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), dissimulated, dissimulating.
1.
to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one's true feelings about a rival.
verb (used without object), dissimulated, dissimulating.
2.
to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin dissimulātus (past participle of dissimulāre to feign). See dis-1, simulate

dissimulative, adjective
dissimulator, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To dissimulative
Collins
World English Dictionary
dissimulate (dɪˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
to conceal (one's real feelings) by pretence
 
dissimu'lation
 
n
 
dis'simulative
 
adj
 
dis'simulator
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

dissimulate
1530s, from dis- + simulate.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;