dissemble

Part of speech: noun

Dissembler.

Part of speech: verb

To hide by false pretense; pretend; feign; dissimulate.

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Usage examples "dissemble":

  1. While the leader gave his smiling interviews to the reporters on the subject of the governor's vetoes, he had too often had to dissemble that his earliest information came from them. - "The Henchman", Mark Lee Luther.
  2. The heart me breaketh when it behoveth me to dissemble, not in this but in many others. - "The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria", Eleanor E. Tremayne.
  3. It pleased Blanca to dissemble. - "The Trail to Yesterday", Charles Alden Seltzer.