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  • dissimulative — adjective concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive dissimulative arts • Similar to: ↑insincere • Derivationally related forms: ↑dissimulate …   Useful english dictionary

  • dissimulative — See dissimulation. * * * …   Universalium

  • dissimulate — dissimulative, adj. dissimulator, n. /di sim yeuh layt /, v., dissimulated, dissimulating. v.t. 1. to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one s true feelings about a rival. v.i. 2. to conceal one s true motives …   Universalium

  • dissimulating — adj. concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive. Syn: dissembling, dissimulative. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Francesco Guicciardini — (March 6, 1483 May 22, 1540) was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. Guicciardini is considered as the Father of Modern… …   Wikipedia

  • knavish — adj 1. rascally, rascal, roguish, blackguardly, dastardly; mischievous, naughty, scampish, waggish; low, base, rotten, stinking, rank, dirty, contemptible, awful, terrible; villainous, nasty, mean, cruel, brutal. 2. unscrupulous, dishonorable,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • dissimulate — [c]/dəˈsɪmjəleɪt / (say duh simyuhlayt) verb (dissimulated, dissimulating) –verb (t) 1. to disguise or conceal under a false semblance; dissemble. –verb (i) 2. to use dissimulation; dissemble: *Even those who don t go to war are licensed to lie,… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • dissimulate —   v.i.,v.t. feign; pretend.    ♦ dissimulation, n.    ♦ dissimulative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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