Dissembling Dis*sem"bling, a. That dissembles; hypocritical; false. -- {Dis*sem"bling*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dissemblingly — See dissemblance. * * * …   Universalium

  • dissemblingly — adv. in a false or misleading manner, deceptively, hypocritically …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dissemblingly — dis·sem·bling·ly …   English syllables

  • dissemblingly — b(ə)liŋlē adverb : in a manner that dissembles …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissemble — dissembler, n. dissemblingly, adv. /di sem beuhl/, v., dissembled, dissembling. v.t. 1. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one s incompetence in business. 2. to put on the appearance of; …   Universalium

  • dissemble — [c]/dəˈsɛmbəl / (say duh sembuhl) verb (dissembled, dissembling) –verb (t) 1. to give a false semblance to; conceal the real nature of: *I manage to dissemble my hostility and to tell him as little as possible. –dal stivens, 1986. 2. to put on… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dissemble — v. 1 intr. conceal one s motives; talk or act hypocritically. 2 tr. a disguise or conceal (a feeling, intention, act, etc.). b simulate (dissembled grief in public). Derivatives: dissemblance n. dissembler n. dissemblingly adv. Etymology: ME, alt …   Useful english dictionary

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