Definition of Dissimulative
1. Adjective. Concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive. "Dissimulative arts"
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Literary usage of Dissimulative
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dramatic Opinions and Essays: With an Apology by Bernard Shaw (1907)
"... as we have often seen, drifts away under the stage door and leaves the audience coughing, are only known by their dissimulative effect: that is, ..."
2. The Fortnightly Review (1872)
"... a more or less elaborate colouring ; and if any essential distinction marks them, it is to the disadvantage of the more dissimulative Respect, then, ..."
3. The Metropolitan (1833)
"No one flies to it in a good cause; and whoever introduces it into a negociation, indelibly stamps his object as dissimulative, and incapable of bearing ..."
4. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1848)
"Reserved,- prudent, or silly, profoundly dissimulative, or marvellously stupid." During this short attendance in the dressing-room, ..."