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English noun: dissembling

1. dissembling (communication) pretending with intention to deceive

Synonymsfeigning, pretence, pretense

Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, misrepresentation

Narrower (hyponym)bluff, hypocrisy, lip service, pretext, stalking-horse

2. dissembling (act) the act of deceiving

Synonymsdeceit, deception, dissimulation

Broader (hypernym)falsification, misrepresentation

Narrower (hyponym)bluff, cheat, cheating, chicane, chicanery, delusion, double-dealing, duplicity, fakery, feigning, four flush, guile, head game, illusion, impersonation, imposture, indirection, obscurantism, pretence, pretending, pretense, shenanigan, simulation, take-in, trickery, wile

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