dissimulator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dissimulator a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dissimulator One who dissimulates; a dissembler.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dissimulator One who dissimulates or feigns; a dissembler.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

She even carried further her dissimulation and hypocrisy.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
Argyle renewed his courtship to the king; and the king, with equal dissimulation, pretended to repose great confidence in Argyle.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
He repaired to France, and upbraided the ministry of Versailles for having made him the tool of their dissimulation.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
His trick may be ingenious and carefully dissimulated, but it is certainly merely a trick.
"Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research" by Michael Sage
Though little more than my own age, he is a master in the science of dissimulation.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
But at this crisis the machinery of dissimulation slipped a cog.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
Thus while I can simulate what is not, I cannot dissimulate what is.
"Jerome Cardan" by William George Waters
Tiberius was cold and unpopular in his manners, awkward and even timid in his carriage, but a master of dissimulation.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
Are you not dissimulating?...
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Ferdinand felt that the system of dissimulation must now commence; besides, he was always careful to be most kind to Glastonbury.
"Henrietta Temple A Love Story" by Benjamin Disraeli
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In poetry:

Dissimulation's oily tongue
Will grace Simplicity, among
Her unsuspecting, trustful throng,
That he may do her greater wrong,
And covertly defile the pure,
Some envied purpose to secure.
"Lies" by Jared Barhite
III. VIGIL
When you are dead and the frosty iron of laughter
Stupendously settles its pride upon your lips,
I will gather up the whispers you came after
When we first met, of immutable dissimulation.
"The Progress Of Ĺ’nia" by Allen Tate
Now thus to her lord spoke the heroine of the Savannas:
"The approaching Christmas throws the shadows of mirth into Sussex.
Never before was there such buying of presents among us;
Never before such love without dissimulation."
"One Snowy Night" by Albery Allson Whitman
CATULLUS tells us, ev'ry matron sage
Will peep most willingly (whate'er her age),
At that gigantick gift, which Juno made,
To Venus' fruit, in gardens oft displayed.
If any belle recede, and shun the sight,
Dissimulation she supposes right.
"The Picture" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

There are many reasons to be glad that President Obama has finally decided to stop dissimulating and openly advocate gay marriage.
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