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  • n. One who dissimulates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who dissimulates; a dissembler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who dissimulates or feigns; a dissembler.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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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  • Chaucer mingles things mediaeval and things classical as freely as he brackets King David with the philosopher Seneca, or Judas Iscariot with the Greek "dissimulator"


  • I.e. you've been little more than a dissimulator herein, so you might consider taking your own medicine.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Michael B - If you really think that I'm a dissimulator, whatever that is meant to indicate, then maybe you are looking at my comments with your fists figuatively raised in defence of what you have already said.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • And it is the greatest dissimulator of ignorance the world has ever known.

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  • Now, through Ricker's op-ed piece, the head of the company is effectively unmasked as a disreputable dissimulator with a personal disdain for the truth, the company's customers, and the Florida public at large.

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  • The compound had no ground-based dissimulator, external force-field, or any other detectable high-tech defenses.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • I had no doubt that a fast Haluk starship was waiting in orbit, hidden with a dissimulator field a little less efficient than Makebate's.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • The region was still boiling with ionic crud from the earlier bombardment, futzing the big ship's scanners, but to be on the safe side I erected Makebate's dissimulator before hailing Captain Schmidt on short-range RE I didn't want him or his crew to get a close look at me.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • I tested the new dissimulator and weaponry systems myself.

    Sagittarius Whorl

  • Not Makebate, which was much too large to fit, but her orbiter gig, with the starship herself parked in space, concealed by the powerful dissimulator.

    Sagittarius Whorl


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