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Definition 1: make believe with the intent to deceive - [verb of communication]

Samples where dissemble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He feigned that he was ill
  • He shammed a headache

Synonyms for dissemble in the sense of this definition

(dissemble is a kind of ...) represent falsely

"This statement misrepresents my intentions"

(... is a kind of dissemble ) to pretend to be dead

(... is a kind of dissemble ) pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer

(... is a kind of dissemble ) speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

"The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"

(... is a kind of dissemble ) articulate silently; form words with the lips only

"She mouthed a swear word"

(dissemble has a similar meaning as ...) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

"She makes like an actress"

Definition 2: behave unnaturally or affectedly - [verb of creation]

Samples where dissemble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She's just acting

Synonyms for dissemble in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of dissemble ) make a pretence of

"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger" "he feigned sleep"

(dissemble has a similar meaning as ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 3: hide under a false appearance - [verb of perception]

Samples where dissemble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He masked his disappointment

Synonyms for dissemble in the sense of this definition

(dissemble is a kind of ...) make unrecognizable

"The herb masks the garlic taste" "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

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