Definitions

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  • adj. Not dissembled; genuine, unfaked.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not dissembled; open; undisguised; unfeigned.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ dissembled

Examples

  • He posed the quandary of the government in stark terms: “It cannot be denied . . . that the exportation of the produce of the country is great, the returns quick and profitable, that Providence has blessed us with plentiful crops, and that present prospects are unusually rich; and it must equally be admitted, that the army, the government, and public creditors, feel all the effects of real, undissembled poverty.”

    Robert Morris

  • I thus encircled all my soul held dear — while I hung over her beauties — beheld her eyes sparkle, and. every feature flush with virtuous fondness — when I saw her enchanting bosom heave with undissembled rapture, and knew myself the happy cause — heavens! what was my situation!

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • Emilia, warmed by so many concurring incentives, in favour of the man she loved, abated considerably of her wonted reserve, listened to his protestations with undissembled pleasure, and, in the confidence of her satisfaction, even owned him absolute master of her affections.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Callum also stood at the gate and enjoyed, with undissembled glee, the ridiculous figure of Mr. Cruickshanks.

    Waverley

  • The earnestness of his thanks called drops to the eyes of the worthy clergyman, who was doubly interested in the cause for which he had volunteered his services, by observing the genuine and undissembled feelings of his young friend.

    Waverley

  • And why should I here suppress the delight I received from this amiable creature, in remarking each artless look, each motion of pure undissembled nature, betrayed by his wanton eyes; or shewing, transparently, the glow and suffusion of blood through his fresh, clear skin, whilst even his sturdy rustic pressures wanted not their peculiar charm?

    Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure

  • With tears on my cheeks quite undissembled, and a breast not ashamed of fluttering, I ran to Firm Gundry, and took his right hand, and allowed him no refuge from tender wet eyes.

    Erema

  • The only truth that continued to give Mr. Dimmesdale a real existence on this earth was the anguish in his inmost soul, and the undissembled expression of it in his aspect.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • But it has left behind it a token; a clear, bright impress; a smile of undissembled love and purity; an expression beaming with the last unutterable peace; the graces which were so winning upon earth, but which shall attain their perfection in heaven.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, February 1844 Volume 23, Number 2

  • Nature has made this same reiteration of ideas, for the securing of which this exercise is used, the chief means of conveying knowledge to the mind; and the second is, the undissembled delight which children exhibit while under its influence, wherever it is naturally and judiciously conducted.

    A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education

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