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Definition of Dissemble

Disobey
Disobey
  DISSEMBLE   verb, intransitive
To put a clean shirt upon the character.   
Let us dissemble.

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Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

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Regular definition:
DISSEMBLE:
d??sembl v. 1 intr. conceal one's motives; talk or act hypocritically. 2 tr. a disguise or conceal (a feeling, intention, act, etc.). b simulate (dissembled grief in public). °°dissemblance n. dissembler n. dissemblingly adv. [ME, alt. after semblance of obs. dissimule f. OF dissimuler f. L dissimulare (as DIS-, SIMULATE)]


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