dissembler dissembler

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives

Usage(s):

  1. Vargas Llosa is an artful dissembler.
  2. Flamboyant charmer, avid dissembler and wily social climberBroadhurst was all these things and more; the peculiar details of her life cry out for a Cate Blanchett movie.
  3. She seems more assured than ever as a chic dissembler who has hung by her fingernails through many a tight squeak.

News

  • Moving goal posts

    Every time Kathleen Sebelius testifies before Congress, President Obama's secretary of health and human services reminds us why she is unfit for her Cabinet post: She is a serial dissembler. The latest example is her appearance last week before the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Jim...
    on March 17, 2014     Source: Victorville Daily Press

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