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dis·sim·u·la·tion

(dis'sim-yū-lā'shŭn),
Concealment of the truth about a situation, especially about a state of health or during a mental status examination, as by a malingerer or someone with a factitious disorder.
[L. dissimulatio, fr. dissimulo, to feign, fr. dis, apart, + simillis, same]

dis·sim·u·la·tion

(di-sim'yū-lā'shŭn)
Concealment of the truth about a situation, especially about a state of health or during a mental status examination, as by a malingerer or someone with a factitious disorder.
[L. dissimulatio, fr. dissimulo, to feign, fr. dis, apart, + similis, same]
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The claim that he did not dissimulate his theological opinions was part of this defense and was, no doubt, overstated.
I see it as crystallising a point that Zionist apologists for Israel are desperate to dissimulate, which was articulated forcefully in a recent article by the Israeli writer and journalist Gideon Levy: that once `Israel became an occupying state, it ceased to be a democracy'.
On the contrary, Goldberg's work shows how certain desires are staged precisely through taking on a vehicle that would appear to dissimulate them, but where the vehicle itself turns out to be more resonant and equivocal than usually thought.
29) It was for the philistine, dominated by private imperatives, that a sanitized language of 'final solutions' and 'special measures' was created to dissimulate hellish violence as a routine bureaucratic task.
Another ruse to cover the death of priests with AIDS is to obfuscate or dissimulate the cause of death on the death certificate, or if AIDS is listed on the death record, simply to omit the priest's name from the official necrology.
Research suggests offenders typically attempt to dissimulate information so the reliability of this information may be threatened.
The two killings took place in the course of a robbery and in order to dissimulate their deed, the four confederates set fire to the store.
Workers can be counted upon to exaggerate outside employment opportunities, while firms will dissimulate concerning the real contributions of these workers to the fortunes of their enterprises.
3 Confidence may take time to develop, in part because a government may dissimulate their policy intent for some time, in order to obtain higher sale prices or more private investment in the firms sold.
There is growing suspicion in the IAEA and in several nations that Iran may have or even may continue to dissimulate a military component in its nuclear programme, although Tehran strenuously denies it is seeking to acquire a nuclear weapon.
Alina is a difficult figure of identification because she can't dissimulate her emotions and disregards the effect this may have in a social context.