to hide your real feelings or intentions, often by pretending to have different ones synonym dissembleverbjump to other results
NAmE//dɪˈsɪmyəˌleɪt//[transitive, intransitive] dissimulate (something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dissimulate
he / she / it dissimulates
past simple dissimulated
-ing form dissimulating
dissimulationjump to other results
NAmE//dɪˌsɪmyəˈleɪʃn//noun [uncountable] He was capable of great dissimulation and hypocrisy.