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dis·sem·ble

 (dĭ-sĕm′bəl)
v. dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling, dis·sem·bles
v.intr.
To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
v.tr.
To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.

[Middle English dissemblen, from Old French dessembler, to be different : des-, dis- + sembler, to appear, seem; see semblable.]

dis·sem′blance n.
dis·sem′bler n.
dis·sem′bling·ly adv.

dissemble

(dɪˈsɛmbəl)
vb
1. to conceal (one's real motives, emotions, etc) by pretence
2. (tr) to pretend; simulate
3. obsolete to ignore
[C15: from earlier dissimulen, from Latin dissimulāre; probably influenced by obsolete semble to resemble]
disˈsemblance n
disˈsembler n
disˈsembling n, adj
disˈsemblingly adv

dis•sem•ble

(dɪˈsɛm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling. v.t.
1. to give a false or misleading appearance to.
2. to put on the appearance of; feign.
v.i.
3. to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.
[1490–1500; alter. (by association with obsolete semble to resemble) of Middle English dissimulen < Latin dissimulāre. See dis-1, simulate]
dis•sem′bler, n.
dis•sem′bling•ly, adv.

dissemble


Past participle: dissembled
Gerund: dissembling

Imperative
dissemble
dissemble
Present
I dissemble
you dissemble
he/she/it dissembles
we dissemble
you dissemble
they dissemble
Preterite
I dissembled
you dissembled
he/she/it dissembled
we dissembled
you dissembled
they dissembled
Present Continuous
I am dissembling
you are dissembling
he/she/it is dissembling
we are dissembling
you are dissembling
they are dissembling
Present Perfect
I have dissembled
you have dissembled
he/she/it has dissembled
we have dissembled
you have dissembled
they have dissembled
Past Continuous
I was dissembling
you were dissembling
he/she/it was dissembling
we were dissembling
you were dissembling
they were dissembling
Past Perfect
I had dissembled
you had dissembled
he/she/it had dissembled
we had dissembled
you had dissembled
they had dissembled
Future
I will dissemble
you will dissemble
he/she/it will dissemble
we will dissemble
you will dissemble
they will dissemble
Future Perfect
I will have dissembled
you will have dissembled
he/she/it will have dissembled
we will have dissembled
you will have dissembled
they will have dissembled
Future Continuous
I will be dissembling
you will be dissembling
he/she/it will be dissembling
we will be dissembling
you will be dissembling
they will be dissembling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dissembling
you have been dissembling
he/she/it has been dissembling
we have been dissembling
you have been dissembling
they have been dissembling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dissembling
you will have been dissembling
he/she/it will have been dissembling
we will have been dissembling
you will have been dissembling
they will have been dissembling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dissembling
you had been dissembling
he/she/it had been dissembling
we had been dissembling
you had been dissembling
they had been dissembling
Conditional
I would dissemble
you would dissemble
he/she/it would dissemble
we would dissemble
you would dissemble
they would dissemble
Past Conditional
I would have dissembled
you would have dissembled
he/she/it would have dissembled
we would have dissembled
you would have dissembled
they would have dissembled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dissemble - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
misrepresent, belie - represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
make believe, pretend, make - represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; "She makes like an actress"
play possum - to pretend to be dead
take a dive - pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer
bullshit, talk through one's hat, bull, fake - speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths; "The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"
mouth - articulate silently; form words with the lips only; "She mouthed a swear word"
2.dissemble - hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
disguise, mask - make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
3.dissemble - behave unnaturally or affectedlydissemble - behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
sham, feign, simulate, assume - make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

dissemble

verb hide, act, pretend, bluff, be dishonest, dissimulate, conceal or hide or mask your feelings He was not slow to dissemble when it served his purpose.

dissemble

verb
1. To change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of:
2. To behave affectedly or insincerely or take on a false or misleading appearance of:
Translations

dissemble

[dɪˈsembl]
A. VTocultar, disimular
B. VIdisimular

dissemble

[dɪˈsɛmbəl] vidissimuler

dissemble

vt (= cover up)verbergen; (= feign)vortäuschen, heucheln
vi (liter)sich verstellen; (= feign illness)simulieren

dissemble

[dɪˈsɛmbl] vt & vi (liter) → dissimulare
References in classic literature ?
Quickly and cleverly she dissembled the astonishment she felt at seeing La Folle.
Perhaps," added the scout, losing his dissembled coolness exactly in proportion as the other manifested an indifference to the exchange, "if I should condition to teach your young men the real virtue of the we'pon, it would smoothe the little differences in our judgments.
Assuming that to be the case, she dissembled remarkably well.
The Sheriff's brow darkened, yet for the sake of his daughter and the golden arrow, he dissembled.
And this, O men of Athens, is the truth and the whole truth; I have concealed nothing, I have dissembled nothing.
No one, I think, ever did; for a ship-owner, even of the best, has always been outside the pale of that sentiment embracing in a feeling of intimate, equal fellowship the ship and the man, backing each other against the implacable, if sometimes dissembled, hostility of their world of waters.
I am going," said D'Artagnan, imparting to his voice an evident tone of curiosity; for Aramis's annoyance, well dissembled as it was, had not a whit escaped him; and he knew that, in that impenetrable mind, every thing, even the most apparently trivial, was designed to some end; an unknown one, but an end that, from the knowledge he had of his friend's character, the musketeer felt must be important.
Collins dissembled whatever grin might have troubled for expression, and murmured:
lady of splendid promise, dissembled purpose and disappointing
So spake our Saviour; but the subtle Fiend, Though inly stung with anger and disdain, Dissembled, and this answer smooth returned:-- "Sharply thou hast insisted on rebuke, And urged me hard with doings which not will, But misery, hath wrested from me.