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  Definition of dissemble
  1. make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
  2. behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She''s just acting"
  3. hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
Similar Words: feign, sham, pretend, affect, act, cloak, mask

 

Hyponyms: play possum, take a dive, bull, fake, mouth, simulate, assume, sham, feign

 

Grouped Verbs: make, pretend, make believe, act, behave, do

 

Derivational Morphology: hypocrite, dissembler, phony, phoney, pretender, pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling, imposter, impostor, fake, faker, fraud, sham, shammer, pseudo, pseud, role player, pretending, simulation, postiche, malingerer, skulker, act, mask, cover, covering, screening, masking, cloak

 

 
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