Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: dissemble
IPA transcription: [dɪs'ɛmbəl]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble
    Meaning: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
Usage examples
  • You can hardly doubt the purport of my discourse, however your natural delicacy may lead you to dissemble; my attentions have been too marked to be mistaken.
  • It took two expert mechanics half a day to dissemble it into its minutest parts and remove it, which only goes to prove the rare energy of sophomore humor under efficient leadership.
  • I thought it best, however, to dissemble my wrath, and to treat them with promises and fair words, until, by some good turn of fate, an opportunity of vengeance should be afforded me.
  • Again, embracing Lanyard, his glance seemed devoid of any sort of intelligible expression; and if its object needed all his self-possession in that moment, it was to dissemble relief rather than dismay.
  • "'If you can't dissemble your love?' I asked as Lady Augusta was vague. She said at any rate she'd question her maid; and I'm hoping that when I go down to dinner I shall find the manuscript has been recovered."