Dissembling

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Dissembling Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of deceiving
  • pretending with intention to deceive
  • concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive; "dissimulative arts"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • pretending with intention to deceive ,
  • the act of deceiving

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'Dissembling' example sentence in quotations


* Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun. - William Shakespeare


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Dissembling Sample Sentences in News


  • American Dissembling Over Syrian Peace Talks in Moscow
    A US Defense Department spokesman recently announced that hundreds of new American military trainers will prepare the Syrian opposition for a military assault on Syrian President Assad’s forces. The announcement carefully referenced the ISIS threat as an excuse to train opposition forces seeking regime change by violent military means. Read more on this news related to 'Dissembling'
  • Comment on Let MCA and Gerakan Presidents explain whether MCA and Gerakan had agreed to Kelantan UMNO Assemblymen ...
    If PAS considers that hudud only applies to Muslims, then PAS is preaching a novelty in Islamic law. If PAS is actually "dissembling" (according to the doctrine of "taqqiyah" e.g.), secretly holding the view that hudud applies to adherents of all religions (the historical reality in mediaeval Islamic societies), then PAS' position is logica Read more on this news related to 'Dissembling'

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