dissembler


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dissembler - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motivesdissembler - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
charmer, smoothie, smoothy, sweet talker - someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
Tartufe, Tartuffe - a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
whited sepulcher, whited sepulchre - a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
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But if a man cannot obtain to that judgment, then it is left to bim generally, to be close, and a dissembler.
For the second, which is dissimulation; it followeth many times upon secrecy, by a necessity; so that he that will be secret, must be a dissembler in some degree.
Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers.
She had not been much of a dissembler, until now her loneliness taught her to feign.
So spake the false dissembler unperceivd; For neither Man nor Angel can discern Hypocrisie, the only evil that walks Invisible, except to God alone, By his permissive will, through Heav'n and Earth: And oft though wisdom wake, suspicion sleeps At wisdoms Gate, and to simplicitie Resigns her charge, while goodness thinks no ill Where no ill seems: Which now for once beguil'd URIEL, though Regent of the Sun, and held The sharpest sighted Spirit of all in Heav'n; Who to the fraudulent Impostor foule In his uprightness answer thus returnd.
who struck off with great skill brief humorous pictures of typical figures--the Dissembler, the Flatterer, the Coward, and so on.
The suddenness and completeness of the discovery threw the housekeeper, practiced dissembler as she was, completely off her guard.
This parable speak I unto you sentimental dissemblers, unto you, the "pure discerners
His own efforts, to evaluate the state of the war in part of the delta, were greatly dependent upon information provided by locals, who appear to resemble that champion dissembler Flurry Knox in The Irish R.
This could be done by disassembling the binary then parsing the dissembler output to extract the function symbols and the relevant records.
His craftiness in planning the internationalization of the linen industry shows the threat of giving power to such a dissembler.
In talented hands, cross-examination is a scalpel, disemboweling even the cleverest dissembler.