Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Want of resemblance; dissimilarity.
  • noun The act of or faculty for dissembling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Want of resemblance; dissimilitude.
  • noun obsolete The act or art of dissembling; dissimulation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable An act of dissembling.
  • noun uncountable Dissembling, as a kind of behavior; dissembling, generally.
  • noun countable Dissimilarity, unlikeness.

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Examples

  • But, as Robin Givhan, the sharp Washington Post fashion writer, noted, this let-them-eat-cake behavior underscores the GOP's dynamic of "dissemblance" -- the difference between conservative rhetoric and the reality of conservative political behavior -- that's become more and more tawdry the past eight years.

    Lee Daniels: McCain and Palin: The Dead-End of GOP Politics

  • RIAA lied about cessation of lawsuits p2pnet news view | RIAA News: - RIAA spin-doctor-in-chief Mitch ‘The Don’ Bainwol (right) is a liar, said p2pnet in March, going on, “Lies, half-truths, dissemblance, mis - and disinformation and sophism are all standard tools used routinely by the RIAA”.

    RIAA lied about cessation of lawsuits

  • Repugs have contributed many new definitions of hypocrisy, double-talk, dissemblance, sanctimony, and insincerity.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 11, 2010

  • One of the promises held out by Gordon Brown on his induction into the Office of First Lord of The Treasury and Prime Minister was an end to the culture of spin, dishonesty, deviousness, dissemblance and disingenuousness that had been the hallmark of the administration of Tony Blair and of Alistair Campbell, the most interesting Propaganda Chief since April 1945.

    'Mendacity' Is His Middle Name

  • He has, after all, a track record of dishonesty, dissemblance, disingenuousness and dishonourable conduct that makes Gordon Brown look positively trustworthy.

    Archive 2008-10-26

  • Tan had come up with a masterpiece of dissemblance that gave him the complete advantage for the moment.

    Here There Are Monsters

  • One of the promises held out by Gordon Brown on his induction into the Office of First Lord of The Treasury and Prime Minister was an end to the culture of spin, dishonesty, deviousness, dissemblance and disingenuousness that had been the hallmark of the administration of Tony Blair and of Alistair Campbell, the most interesting Propaganda Chief since April 1945.

    Archive 2008-01-06

  • He has, after all, a track record of dishonesty, dissemblance, disingenuousness and dishonourable conduct that makes Gordon Brown look positively trustworthy.

    Mendacious Mandy: Take Everything With A Pinch Of Salt

  • "In my experience, Cameron never gave a straight answer when dissemblance was a plausible alternative, which probably makes him perfectly suited for the role he now seeks: the next Tony Blair,".

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege

  • Pity that he could not under the terms of his address mention the intense damage the BBC has orchestrated in the UK in its ante-Israel bias and dissemblance of the facts.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

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