from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To disguise (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.
- intransitive v. To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To practise deception by concealment or omission or by feigning a false appearance.
- v. To hide or disguise by adopting a false appearance.
- v. To connive at; to wink at; to pretend not to notice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Feigning; simulating; pretending.
- intransitive v. To dissemble; to feign; to pretend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To simulate the contrary of; cause to appear different from the reality.
- Synonyms Simulate, Disguise, etc. See dissemble.
- To practise dissimulation; make pretense; feign.
- Dissembling; feigning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. hide (feelings) from other people
Middle English dissimulaten, from Latin dissimulāre, dissimulāt- : dis-, dis- + simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)