Definition of Dissembler

1. Noun. A person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives.




Definition of Dissembler

1. n. One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite.

Definition of Dissembler

1. Noun. someone who dissembles ¹

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Definition of Dissembler

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dissembler

1. One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite. "It is the weakest sort of politicians that are the greatest dissemblers." (Bacon) "Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here." (Pope) Synonym: Dissembler, Hypocrite. A person is called a dissembler with reference to his concealment of his real character, and a hypocrite with reference to his assumption of a false character. But hypocrite is the stronger word, being commonly used to characterise a person who is habitually insincere and false, especially one who makes professions of goodness when his aims are selfish and his life corrupt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dissembler

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disseizin
disseizing
disseizins
disseizor
disseizoress
disseizoresses
disseizors
disseizure
disselboom
disselbooms
dissemblance
dissemblances
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dissembler (current term)
dissemblers
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dissembowelment
dissembowelments
disseminate
disseminate coccidioidomycosis
disseminated
disseminated choroiditis
disseminated cutaneous gangrene
disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis
disseminated disease

Literary usage of Dissembler

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"Tears he had at will, and was doubtless the deepest dissembler on earth." _____ " LESLEY would sometimes merrily say, he had learned no High Dutch but one ..."

2. The Miscellaneous Works in Prose and Verse of Sir Thomas Overbury, Knt., Now by Thomas Overbury, Edward Francis Rimbault (1856)
"A dissembler an essence needing a double definition, for he is not that he appeares. Unto the eye he is pleasing, unto the eare not harsh, ..."

3. A View of Congregationalism: Its Principles & Doctrines; the Testimony of by George Punchard (1856)
"Elizabeth had outwardly conformed to all the requisitions of the papal hierarchy during her sister's reign — she was ever a dissembler when her interests ..."

4. Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons, from the by James Caulfield (1819)
"Mackay, who knew him well, describes him as "the cunningest, subtle dissembler in the world, with an air of sincerity a dangerous enemy, because always hid. ..."

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