Definition of dissimulate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

dissimulate

 verb
verb
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
 
 
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to hide your real feelings or intentions, often by pretending to have different ones synonym dissemble
dissimulation
 
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NAmE//dɪˌsɪmyəˈleɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] He was capable of great dissimulation and hypocrisy.
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