Part of speech: noun

False pretense.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Harold Steele Mackaye.
  3. Sincerity, simplicity, and sympathy had taken the place of dissimulation, craft, and cruelty. - "A Short History of France", Mary Platt Parmele.