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Verb: dissemble  di'sem-bul
  1. Make believe with the intent to deceive
    - feign, sham, pretend, affect
  2. Hide under a false appearance
    "He dissembled his disappointment";
    - cloak, mask
  3. Behave unnaturally or affectedly
    "She's just dissembling";
    - pretend, act

Derived forms: dissembles, dissembled, dissembling

Type of: belie, disguise, mask, misrepresent

Encyclopedia: Dissemble