1. [ noun ] pretending with intention to deceive
Synonyms: feigning pretence pretense
Related terms: misrepresentation bluff pretext hypocrisy feign
2. [ adjective ] concealing under a false appearance with the intent to deceive
Synonyms: dissimulative dissimulating

"dissimulative arts"

Related terms: insincere
3. [ noun ] the act of deceiving
Synonyms: deceit dissimulation deception
Related terms: falsification misrepresentaation pretense trickery delusion illusion imposture obscurantism duplicity bluff cheat indirection fakery take-in dissimulate
Similar spelling:   dissemble