dis*sim`u*la"tion(?), n. [L. dissimulatio: cf. F. dissimulation.] The act of dissembling; a hiding under a false appearance; concealment by feigning; false pretension; hypocrisy.
Let love be without dissimulation.Rom. xii. 9.
Dissimulation . . . when a man lets fall signs and arguments that he is not that he is.Bacon.
Simulation is a pretense of what is not, and dissimulation a concealment of what is.Tatler.
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