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Definition of "dissimulation" [dis•sim•u•la•tion]

  • The act of concealing the truth; hypocrisy or deception. (noun)
  • Hiding one's feelings or purposes. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "dissimulation" in a sentence
  • "Still we have our limits beyond which we call dissimulation treachery."
  • "So far am I from forbidding these officially to check the undue license of kings, that if they connive at kings when they tyrannise and insult over the humbler of the people, I affirm that their dissimulation is not free from nefarious perfidy, because they fraudulently betray the liberty of the people, while knowing that, by the ordinance of God, they are its appointed guardians."
  • "A course of lying, of deceit and dissimulation, is that which every good man dreads and which we are all concerned to beg of"