dissimulation (n.)

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 "to make like, imitate, copy, represent," from stem of similis "like, resembling, of the same kind" (see similar).

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