WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
dis•sem•ble /dɪˈsɛmbəl/USA pronunciation v. [no object],-bled, -bling.

    to hide or conceal one's true motives or thoughts;
    speak or act hypocritically:You can always tell if he's dissembling; his voice trembles when he lies.
dis•sem•blance, n. [uncountable]
dis•sem•bler, n. [countable]See -semble-.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

dissemble /dɪˈsɛmbəl/ vb
  1. to conceal (one's real motives, emotions, etc) by pretence
  2. (transitive) to pretend; simulate
Etymology: 15th Century: from earlier dissimulen, from Latin dissimulāre; probably influenced by obsolete semble to resemble

disˈsemblance n disˈsembler n



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