HyperDic: dissemble

English > 3 senses of the word dissemble:
VERBcommunicationdissemble, feign, sham, pretend, affectmake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive
perceptiondissemble, cloak, maskhide under a false / false appearance
creationdissemble, pretend, actbehave unnaturally or affectedly
dissemble > pronunciation
Soundsdihseh'mbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > dissemble: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake believe with the intent to deceive / deceive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Synonymsfeign, sham, pretend, affect
Narrowermoutharticulate silently
play possumTo pretend / pretend to be dead
take a divepretend / pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer
talk through one's hat, bullshit, bull, fakeSpeak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
Broadermisrepresent, belierepresent falsely
Similar tomake, pretend, make believerepresent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like
Spanishafectar, aparentar, fingir, pretender, simular
Catalanaparençar, aparentar, fingir, simular
Nounsdissemblera person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
dissemblingpretending with intention to deceive / deceive
English > dissemble: 3 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaninghide under a false / false appearance.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymscloak, mask
Broaderdisguise, maskmake unrecognizable
Spanishenmascarar
Catalanemmascarar
English > dissemble: 3 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningBehave unnaturally or affectedly.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymspretend, act
Narrowersimulate, assume, sham, feignmake a pretence of
Similar toact, behave, doBehave in a certain manner
Spanishactuar, dissimular, fingir
Catalanactuar, dissimular

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