dissimulative


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dis·sim·u·late

 (dĭ-sĭm′yə-lāt′)
v. dis·sim·u·lat·ed, dis·sim·u·lat·ing, dis·sim·u·lates
v.tr.
To conceal (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.
v.intr.
To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.

[Middle English dissimulaten, from Latin dissimulāre, dissimulāt- : dis-, dis- + simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.]

dis·sim′u·la′tion n.
dis·sim′u·la′tive adj.
dis·sim′u·la′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dissimulative - concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive; "dissimulative arts"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
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At the same time, family conflicts and dissimulative behaviours are also worth taking into consideration.
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And, following the rubric of American exceptionalism, these memories have been adept at projecting visions of progress dissimulative of ongoing exploitation, oppression, and inequality.
The relationship between involuntary confessions of the flesh and dissimulative behavior, as highlighted by the tension between theoretical models of confession and restraint, shows the extent to which the princess's interior is deeply troubled.
However, according to Esterhammer, the paradox or "fabulous retroactivity" of performative utterances (they "derive their ability to act from the fact that they do act") that Derrida and others criticize for its dissimulative and violent character is viewed by the Romantics not as a problem, but as a "miracle" and the "normal condition of language" (17-18).