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Adjective dissembling has 1 sense
  1. dissembling, dissimulating, dissimulative - concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive; "dissimulative arts"
    Antonym: sincere (indirect, via insincere)
Noun dissembling has 2 senses
  1. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling - pretending with intention to deceive
    --1 is a kind of misrepresentation, deceit, deception
    --1 has particulars:
     bluff; pretext, stalking-horse; hypocrisy, lip service
    Derived form: verb dissemble1
  2. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation - the act of deceiving
    --2 is a kind of falsification, misrepresentaation
    --2 has particulars:
     fakery; indirection; trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan; duplicity, double-dealing; cheat, cheating; delusion, illusion, head game; pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning; imposture, impersonation; obscurantism; bluff, four flush; take-in
Verb dissemble has 3 senses
  1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
    --1 is one way to misrepresent, belie
    Derived forms: noun dissembler1, noun dissembling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  2. dissemble, cloak, mask - hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
    --2 is one way to disguise
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. dissemble, pretend, act - behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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