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dis·sim·u·late / diˈsimyəˌlāt/ • v. [tr.] conceal or disguise (one's thoughts, feelings, or character): a country gentleman who dissimulates his wealth beneath ragged pullovers | [intr.] now that they have power, they no longer need to dissimulate. DERIVATIVES: dis·sim·u·la·tion / -ˌsimyəˈlāshən/ n.dis·sim·u·la·tor / -ˌlātər/ n.

dissimulate

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dissimulate dissemble XV; †pretend not to see XVI. f. pp. stem of L. dissimulāre; see DIS- 2, SIMULATE.
So dissimulation XIV. — (O)F. — L.