Dis*sim`u*la"tion (?), n. [L. dissimulatio: cf. F. dissimulation.]

The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance; concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.

Let love be without dissimulation. Rom. xii. 9.

Dissimulation . . . when a man lets fall signs and arguments that he is not that he is. Bacon.

Simulation is a pretense of what is not, and dissimulation a concealment of what is. Tatler.


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