Meaning of dissemble

dis•sem•ble

Pronunciation: (di-sem'bul), [key]
— v., -bled, -bling.
—v.t.
  1. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.
  2. to put on the appearance of; feign: to dissemble innocence.
  3. to let pass unnoticed; ignore.
—v.i.
  1. to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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