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v. dis·sim·u·lat·ed, dis·sim·u·lat·ing, dis·sim·u·lates
To conceal (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.
To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
[Middle English dissimulaten, from Latin dissimulāre, dissimulāt- : dis-, dis- + simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.]
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|Noun||1.||dissimulator - 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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