dissimulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French dissimulation, from Latin dissimulātiō.

Noun[edit]

dissimulation (countable and uncountable, plural dissimulations)

  1. The act of concealing the truth; hypocrisy or deception.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 2, page 233:
      Perhaps it was best to tell Ethel at once: if ever she went into society at all, she would inevitably hear of it, and her own concealment would have the appearance of a dissimulation,—the furthest from her thoughts.
  2. Hiding one's feelings or intentions.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dissimulātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /di.si.my.la.sjɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

dissimulation f (plural dissimulations)

  1. dissimulation

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