Conceal or disguise (one’s thoughts, feelings, or character): a country gentleman who dissimulates his wealth beneath ragged pullovers [no object]: now that they have power, they no longer need to dissimulate
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- Because some of these changes are either directly or indirectly subject to our choices, we are able to pretend or dissimulate emotion.
- Now ever growing groups of people dissimulated their loyalty to the regime, while devoting their time and energy to informal collectives.
- In short, the subject matter of the earlier paintings is radically dissimulated, and the previous staged acts of terror are stripped down into their ideological roots, scattered and reassembled.
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- High Court judges, in a written submission to ministers, claim many teenagers are ‘artful or practised dissimulators, prepared to do all they can to avoid telling the truth or, worse, to deceive’.
- The results of these studies suggest that both response latencies and validity scales may be helpful in identifying dissimulators on personality tests.
- The women's steadfastness is in direct relation to their aggressiveness; the only Shakespearian woman to swerve from her commitment is Cressida, the passive manipulator of male desire and dissimulator of her own.
Late Middle English: from Latin dissimulat- 'hidden, concealed', from the verb dissimulare.
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