dissimulation


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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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Even when the term dissimulation is not explicit, its essence permeates the dramatic dialogue in a discourse of suspicion and deceit, (12) as when Blanca is convinced that Carlos only pretends to love her while he secretly adores Irene:
Tarabotti's numerous reflections on clothing and appearance in her Antisatira, Paternal Tyranny, and Inferno monacale show that the same forms of dissimulation and vanity permitted in men's fashion are scorned when adopted by women.
Her topics are fortifying invisibility for empowerment in the face of disempowering structural invisibilities, epistemological and ethical issues around open methods for researching hidden populations, retaining minority identity while pretending to be part of the majority, externalizing Alevism from the Bulgarian Turkish group, Alevi Bulgarian Turks' self-perceptions of the Alevi ways, dissimulation as in-your-face disguise, and dissimilation and assimilation.
Sunnis on the other hand, which is how many Islamists in Egypt would describe themselves, have not been known to adopt methods of dissimulation except in circumstances where they face an ever present threat.
Le ministre des Finances, Dr Momtaz Al-Said a reconnu la dissimulation d'une grosse part des capitaux consacres aux comptes speciaux des Fonds prives, notamment au cours des annees passees.
They first make an appalling mess of their own business - involving their country in loss of business and prestige - and then by the most bare-faced dissimulation and political intrigue they throw out one Cabinet and put in their own nominees in order to recover the cost of their miscalculation by hook or crook from the community as a whole.
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In the pages that follow, I focus on moments that interrupt the civilizing process, arguing that these seemingly destructive shows of the interior are, in fact, equally, if not more, invested in the production of the self as the layers of dissimulation involved in the proper behavior demanded at court.
And, indeed, some of the strongest pages of this monograph deal with Barbey's "esthetique de la dissimulation.
This allows us to see the dissimulation that comes into play as each tries to hide the bitter truth from each other.
It is this paradoxical relationship between transparency and dissimulation that lies at the core of this examination of Neoplatonic aesthetics in the 17th century poetry and literary prose of Early Modern England.
The commissioner from Luxembourg reacted furiously to the dissimulation by Paris of a circular dated 5 August (annulled and replaced on 13 September following the leak in the press) targeting the evacuation of illegal Roma camps "as a matter of priority," in breach of the EU's ban on all racial and ethnic discrimination.