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Definition of Dissemble

  • To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask.
  • To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign.
  • To conceal the real fact, motives, intention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite.
  • make believe with the intent to deceive
  • behave unnaturally or affectedly
  • hide under a false appearance

How to use dissemble in a sentence. Dissemble pronunciation.

Eliza had to dissemble, but he knew that in her heart she was furious with him.
No, Googoo did not dissemble; Albert was perfectly sure of his standing in Googoo's estimation.
He knew, before he appeared in the chancel, that Mrs. Morris was in her accustomed place, and Ruth and her father in theirs, and that Leonard was not yet reported back nor looked for; but exactly as he began to read, "'Dearly beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness, and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father'"-a sickness filled Mrs. Morris's frame, a deathly hue overspread the minister's face, and Leonard came in and sat beside his father and sister.
What though some lying tale The mind dissembles?
Through features too proud to dissemble, Too cold and too calm to betray Their secrets to creatures of clay.
The king hath sent him, sure: I must dissemble. BUCKINGHAM.
Marion did not dissemble his indignation in his reply.
Dan had brought her down and had made a real effort to be kind, but his suspicion of the situation made it difficult for him to dissemble, and soon he went out.
Lily had a certain quality of directness, and it did not occur to her to dissemble.
It appeared to read as follows, though I was not certain of some of the words: "Polygamy dissembles majesty; extracts redeem polarity; causes hitherto exist.
My worthy friend, the nature of women is set forth before our eyes and represented to us by the moon, in divers other things as well as in this, that they squat, skulk, constrain their own inclinations, and, with all the cunning they can, dissemble and play the hypocrite in the sight and presence of their husbands; who come no sooner to be out of the way, but that forthwith they take their advantage, pass the time merrily, desist from all labour, frolic it, gad abroad, lay aside their counterfeit garb, and openly declare and manifest the interior of their dispositions, even as the moon, when she is in conjunction with the sun, is neither seen in the heavens nor on the earth, but in her opposition, when remotest from him, shineth in her greatest fulness, and wholly appeareth in her brightest splendour whilst it is night.
Honoria, who had not yet succeeded in uttering a syllable of her part, took no pains to dissemble her annoyance; and was only pacified at last by a happy proposal on the part of Monsieur Philomene, who suggested that "this gifted demoiselle" should be entreated to favor the society with a soliloquy.
It would not be the same house; we should have to dissemble; I saw myself speaking English the long day through.
But she dissembles her grief, her fear, her anxiety, and appears before the king radiant in beauty and loveliness.
Long ago, all Rome has proclaimed you happy: but I am apprehensive, lest you should give more credit concerning yourself to any one than yourself; and lest you should imagine a man happy, who differs from the wise and good; or, because the people pronounce you sound and perfectly well, lest you dissemble the lurking fever at meal-times, until a trembling seize your greased hands.
Well, I shall comply with his wishes; I, at least, shall not dissemble, nor veil my real thoughts!
Withal, I could not altogether dissemble.
This amiable philosopher, whose own mother could not endure living with him, has this to say of women[431]: "A woman who is perfectly truthful and does not dissemble, is perhaps an impossibility.
Nevertheless, no one ever denied his claim to great courage; but he had no idea whatever of the art of government, for he had not the slightest knowledge of the human heart, and he could neither dissemble nor keep a secret; he had so little control over his own countenance that he could not even conceal the pleasure he felt in punishing, and when he saw anyone whose features did not please him, he could not help making a wry face which disfigured him greatly.
That I am equal or superior to some of these, the effects of modesty or affectation cannot force me to dissemble.

Examples of Dissemble

Example #1
We are all extraordinarily different one from another, and if we seem most different from those whom we are most like, it is because we know nothing at all about strangers.
Example #2
It is strange how an idea enters the soul and remakes it, and when he left Maynooth he used his influence with his cousin, the Bishop, to get himself appointed to the poorest parish in Connaught.
Example #3
Dinner that evening was a trifle more formal than he had expected, and he was obliged to apologize for the limitations of his wardrobe.
Example #4
Even when ignominiously expelled from the room he growled and cast longing backward glances at the Speranza ankles.
Example #5
Yet the service went on.
Example #6
So the week passed out; a second came in, and the rector of All Angels went to his sacred office.