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synonyms for dissembling

  • affect
  • camouflage
  • cloak
  • conceal
  • counterfeit
  • cover
  • dissimulate
  • fake
  • falsify
  • feign
  • hide
  • mask
  • pass
  • pussyfoot
  • sham
  • shroud
  • signify
  • simulate
  • stonewall
  • whitewash
  • cover up
  • double-talk
  • doublespeak
  • dress up
  • four-flush
  • let on
  • make like
  • play possum
  • put on a false front
  • put on a front
  • put on an act
  • put up a front
  • put up a smoke screen
  • shuck and jive
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antonyms for dissembling

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  • disclose
  • divulge
  • expose
  • lay bare
  • let out
  • open
  • reveal
  • show
  • tell
  • tell truth
  • uncover
  • unmask
  • admit
  • allow
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How to use dissembling in a sentence

The tone is too earnest to permit the supposition that Edward was dissembling knowledge of the facts.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Deane tried to laugh but he was not good at dissembling and he was finding it hard to conceal his annoyance at the interruption.
FIDELITYSUSAN GLASPELL
He was naturally a connoisseur in such matters, and knew well and easily the truth or dissembling in them.
SIX WOMENVICTORIA CROSS
Dissembling then was Gudrun, against her heart she could speak, made herself gay appear, with two shields she played.
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
Sleep well, Egyptian, and pray to the gods to give you a more equal power of dissembling your feelings.
AN EGYPTIAN PRINCESS, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
Sam'l, dissembling no longer, clattered up the common, becoming smaller and smaller to the on-lookers as he neared the top.
AULD LICHT IDYLSJ. M. BARRIE
They asked me what I wanted; I answered, dissembling my designs, 'Let me see some ribbons.'
THE BARBER OF PARISCHARLES PAUL DE KOCK
But what needs this dissembling, since you are resolved to quit my mistress to me?
DRYDEN'S WORKS VOL. 3 (OF 18)JOHN DRYDEN
He knew quite well that his partner was dissembling, but he scarcely saw to what end.
A MILLIONAIRE OF YESTERDAYE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Timmy's just plain lousy when it comes to dissembling, you know, as if it was completely foreign to him to lie.
THE SHORT LIFEFRANCIS DONOVAN
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WORDS RELATED TO DISSEMBLING

  • ambiguous
  • cagey
  • casuistic
  • casuistical
  • cunning
  • deceptive
  • devious
  • dissembling
  • elusive
  • elusory
  • false
  • fugitive
  • greasy
  • indirect
  • intangible
  • lying
  • misleading
  • oblique
  • prevaricating
  • shifty
  • shuffling
  • slippery
  • sly
  • sophistical
  • stonewalling
  • unclear
  • vague
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