[ US /dɪˈsɛmbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /dɪsˈɛmbə‍l/ ]
  1. hide under a false appearance
    He masked his disappointment
  2. make believe with the intent to deceive
    He feigned that he was ill
    He shammed a headache
  3. behave unnaturally or affectedly
    She's just acting
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How To Use dissemble In A Sentence

  • Soon after the Council St. Peter was at Antioch, and weakly "dissembled" by disguising his belief in the truth that the The Books of the New Testament
  • But let's remember this: Bowman is a master dissembler and is prone to making disingenuous comments at times such as these; comments designed to deflect any suspicions that he may have had a role in this decision. Coach Savard, we hardly knew you
  • If she were such an abyss of insincerity as to dissemble distrust under such frankness, she must at least be more subtle than to bring her doubts to her rival for solution.
  • Giles Fraser decides to not listen and instead assert (or might we be controvesial and say "dissemble") that the Pope has condemned gay An Exercise in the Fundamentals of Orthodoxy
  • Waaa-al I dunno, Kerry seems to have read a few books and done some thinking since graduation, Bush on the other hand scowls petulantly and cannot use the word "dissemble" correctly in a sentence - a challenge that my eleven year old niece would sneer at. The Chimes at Midnight
  • These two great dissemblers of global finance are not about third world ‘development’ or tackling world poverty.
  • But you study him, you look into his eyes and know he dissembles an emotion which he does not feel in the depths of his being because he has no capacity for it.
  • And so I sort of dissembled for a bit and I said, ` Oh, delope. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
  • By 2009, he certainly knew better, but so invested was he in the story, and so useful had it been in his rise, that he continued to dissemble, even before millions of schoolchildren. Deconstructing Obama
  • The term irony itself is rooted in the Greek eiron, or "a dissembler," or liar. The Rule of Reason
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