dissimulation

Definition of dissimulation

dis`sim`u`la´tion
n.1.The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance; concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.
Let love be without dissimulation.
- Rom. xii. 9.
Dissimulation . . . when a man lets fall signs and arguments that he is not that he is.
- Bacon.
Simulation is a pretense of what is not, and dissimulation a concealment of what is.
- Tatler.

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Tartuffe, cloaking, concealing, cunning, deception, dissemblance, dissembler, dissembling, dissimulator, double-dealing, duplicity, feigning, guile, hiding, lip server, masking, misrepresentation, pharisaism, pharisee, secreting, sham, whited sepulcher
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