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v. dis·sem·bled, dis·sem·bling, dis·sem·bles
To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance.
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.]
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|Noun||1.||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 motives|
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
Tartufe, Tartuffe - a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
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