dissembling : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n pretending with intention to deceive
- n the act of deceiving
- v make believe with the intent to deceive
- v hide under a false appearance
- v behave unnaturally or affectedly
- The person who rubs his nose every 30 seconds may be dissembling, or he may simply be displaying a lifelong nervous habit.
- Moreover, the best liars tend to be the least troubled by their dissembling and produce the fewest outward clues.
- In the service of his objectives, he could be, and often was, devious, guileful, manipulative, evasive, dissembling, underhanded, even ruthless.
News & Articles
- Scenes From Washington’s Most Contentious–and Most Entertaining–Press Briefing
The White House’s daily televised press briefings have long been known for their low theater: the posturing reporters, the dissembling spokesmen. But lately the better briefing show has been over at the State Department, which holds its own, much lower-profile, daily media session. The key ingredients here include the Obama administration’s rather convoluted positions on issues like Egypt’s ...
Aug. 7, 2013 - Swampland
- Lord Boyce in The Guardian
Commenting on Brown's evidence to the inquiry, Boyce told the Times: "He's dissembling, he's being disingenuous. It's just not the case that the Ministry of Defence was given everything it needed."
- Steny Hoyer in msnbc.com
Hoyer added, "When Mr. Cheney talks about President Obama's giving the thoughtful consideration [about war policy] that he is somehow dissembling, frankly they turned tail. That is pretty tough language, but I get angry when I hear Vice President...
- Henry Waxman in Reuters
We must stop the pattern of dissembling and the misuse of classified information,Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat and the sponsor, told the House.