What does the word dissimulation mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • False pretense.

Usage examples for dissimulation

  1. Then she flushed a still ruddier color as she remembered that, in any case, dissimulation was a strong point of his, for she felt distinctly angry with herself for recollecting it. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  2. Her brusque manner was therefore much exaggerated- a dissimulation which troubled her conscience, which was decidedly of the tenderest New England brand. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  3. Sincerity, simplicity, and sympathy had taken the place of dissimulation, craft, and cruelty. – A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele