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Thursday, February 15, 2001

Definitions for dissimulate

  1. To conceal under a false appearance.
  2. To hide one's feelings or intentions; to put on a false appearance; to feign; to pretend.

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Citations for dissimulate
He was too drunk to attempt to dissimulate his loneliness. Neil Gordon, The Gun Runner's Daughter
Her suffering was largely psychological and easily dissimulated. George E. Delury, But What If She Wants to Die?
Origin of dissimulate
1525-1535
Dissimulate comes from Latin dissimulare, "to conceal, to pretend that things are not as they are," from dis- + simulare, "to make like, to copy," from similis, "like." The noun form is dissimulation.