late 14c., from Old French dissimulation (12c.), from Latin dissimulationem (nominative dissimulatio) "a disguising, concealment," noun of action from past participle stem of dissimulare "make unlike, conceal, disguise," from dis- "completely" + simulare "pretend, assume, simulate" (see simulation).
1. A habit of dissimulation is a hindrance , and a poorness to him.
2. Still we have our limits beyond which we call dissimulation treachery.
3. The protective instinct always nerved her to successful dissimulation.
4. The thelloef intruded into the house with caution and dissimulation.
5. The thief intruded into the house with caution and dissimulation.