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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·sem·bler n. One who dissembles; one who conceals his opinions or dispositions under a false appearance; a hypocrite.
    It is the weakest sort of politicians that are the greatest dissemblers.   --Bacon.
    Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- Dissembler, Hypocrite.
 Usage: A person is called a dissembler with reference to his concealment of his real character, and a hypocrite with reference to his assumption of a false character. But hypocrite is the stronger word, being commonly used to characterize a person who is habitually insincere and false, especially one who makes professions of goodness when his aims are selfish and his life corrupt.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he does not
          hold [syn: hypocrite, phony, phoney, pretender]