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Synonyms for dissimulator

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

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5, 4 simulator ac dissimulator per Catilina) o un'inclinazione stabile di un particolare modo di comportarsi (despoliator/corruptor per un truffatore, ladro e corruttore in Plaut.
Horace then starts to demolish the credibility of his present epistolary persona, by constructing it as the mask of a dissimulator, as the human face over the slave whom we have come to know as Davus's Horace.
Nevertheless, the study of cases shows that the response of 4 participants was in line with social desirability, that is, dissimulators.
Surrounded by plotting men and himself a fine dissimulator, Hamlet proclaims with the age-old logic of unhappy men: "Frailty, thy name is woman
17) Matisse in 1941 found his ideal historian in Aragon, schooled from infancy in the disciplines of silence and secrecy, sucking in lies at his mother's knee, by now such a subtle dissimulator that he could make truth itself reverse its value for, as he said, "lies in the novel cast the shadows without which you can't see the light.
Hence, language itself appears to be a dissimulator.
In the process the first victim, Absolon, becomes the retributor, and the first dissimulator, Nicholas, becomes a victim in a double switching of roles from patient (he follows Alison) to agent (he farts) and from agent to patient (he is branded).
There is much on reading and writings in Daniel Woolf's excursion around James Howell, Hoyle's opposite in being a survivor, dissimulator, equivocator, and pragmatic royalist who flattered Cromwell.
Such language was routinely employed to describe the Jewish threat to European culture; the so-called assimilated Jew was in fact a dissimulator whose loyalty in the last instance was to his fellow Jews, and hence he was a traitor to his adopted state (see Hartmann 1885).
For Berger what is important about "sprezzatura" is not merely that it defines the courtier as actor or dissimulator.