Definition of dissimulation in English:

dissimulation

Line breaks: dis|simu|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /dɪˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
Concealment of one’s thoughts, feelings, or character; pretence: an attempt at dissimulation
More example sentences
  • They used every trick in the book to justify the unjustifiable and the people saw through their lies, half truths and dissimulations.
  • Indeed, the play of dissimulation and deception reaffirms the truth about what we see.
  • They wanted an end to secrecy and the covering up of blunders, there was to be no dissimulation in producing policies, no more pretence that all was well when it clearly was not.
Synonyms
pretence, dissembling, misrepresentation, deceit, dishonesty, duplicity, lying, guile, subterfuge, feigning, falsification, shamming, faking, bluff, bluffing, counterfeiting, posturing, hypocrisy, double-dealing; concealment, concealing, masking, disguising, hiding, veiling, shrouding
Irish informal codology
informal kidology

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