dissimulator


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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:
Noun1.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 motivesdissimulator - 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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I have thereby increased the burden of proof for those who propose to read Hume as a dissimulator in religious matters" (253-254).
It claims that Horace's past personae are the masks of a dissimulator while exposing itself as such, and then it projects its claims into the future by announcing the continuation of Horace's poetic career in unaltered terms.
A James Bond-like theme playing, the weird sisters looking on from the audience, and Macbeth's face momentarily projected on the towers' TV screens suggest that Malcolm, too, may be a dissimulator, a political monster in the making.
Descartes made a point of inviting theologians to correct his work, but Pierre Gassendi, reviving Aristotle's opposition of the alazon (braggard) and the eiron (dissimulator), argued that the philosopher's show of deference clashed with Descartes' manifest confidence elsewhere, and that from this dissonance emerged the sure sound of dissimulation.
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Gallus is conspicuus where Domitian was a dissimulator. Statius's image is peculiarly appropriate for Ammianus's purposes here because the Flavian poet attempted to put a positive spin on features of his emperor that later became the hallmarks of his tyrannical reign--Domitian's dissimulation, his aggressive demeanour, and the blush that revealed his inner thoughts.