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Noun: dissembling  di'sem-b(u-)ling
  1. Pretending with intention to deceive
    - pretense [N. Amer], pretence [Brit, Cdn], feigning
  2. The act of deceiving
    - deception, deceit, dissimulation
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: dissemblings

Type of: belie, deceit, deception, disguise, falsification, mask, misrepresent, misrepresentation

Encyclopedia: Dissembling