Definition of Dissimulation

1. Noun. The act of deceiving.




Definition of Dissimulation

1. n. The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance; concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.

Definition of Dissimulation

1. Noun. The act of concealing the truth; hypocrisy or deception. ¹

2. Noun. Hiding one's feelings or purposes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dissimulation

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Medical Definition of Dissimulation

1. Concealment of the truth about a situation, especially about a state of health or during a mental status examination, as by a malingerer or someone with a factitious disorder. Origin: L. Dissimulatio, fr. Dissimulo, to feign, fr. Dis, apart, + simillis, same (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Dissimulation

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1. The Essays of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon, Clark Sutherland Northup (1908)
"VI OF SIMULATION AND dissimulation dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit and a strong heart to know when to tell ..."

2. The Works of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon (1877)
"OF SIMULATION AND dissimulation. dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy or wisdom ;l for it asketh a strong wit and a strong heart to know when to tell ..."

3. Essays on Physiognomy by Johann Caspar Lavater, Thomas Holcroft (1878)
"ON dissimulation, FALSEHOOD AND SINCERITY. ONE of the most usual, and strong objections against physiognomy, is the universality, and excess of ..."

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