Pronunciation: (di-sem'bul), [key]
—v., -bled, -bling.
1. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business.
2. to put on the appearance of; feign: to dissemble innocence.
3. Obs.to let pass unnoticed; ignore.
to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.