dissimulation

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.
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Let love be without dissimulation.
Rom. xii. 9.
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Dissimulation . . . when a man lets fall signs and arguments that he is not that he is.
Bacon.
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Simulation is a pretense of what is not, and dissimulation a concealment of what is.
Tatler.
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