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Definition of "dissemble" [dis•sem•ble]

  • To disguise or conceal behind a false appearance. See Synonyms at disguise. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a false show of; feign. (verb-transitive)
  • To disguise or conceal one's real nature, motives, or feelings behind a false appearance. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dissemble" in a sentence
  • "I really enjoy it, I like doing it, I like composing music that I can kind of dissemble and say “what are different ways of telling the same musical story but making the middle something that is sorta indeterminate.”"
  • "Use the word, "dissemble" or "disingenuous," if you will, but let's call it what it really is."
  • "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."