Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dissemble

3 senses of dissemble

Sense 1
feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble -- (make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache")
       => misrepresent, belie -- (represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions")

Sense 2
dissemble, cloak, mask -- (hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment")
       => disguise, mask -- (make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank")

Sense 3
dissemble, pretend, act -- (behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting")

2019, Cloud WordNet Browser