Dissembler to Dissipation

(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.

Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.

Syn.Dissembler, Hypocrite. 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.

(Dis*sem"bling) a. That dissembles; hypocritical; false.Dis*sem"bling*ly, adv.

(Dis*sem"i*nate) v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Disseminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Disseminating.] [L. disseminatus, p. p. of disseminare to disseminate; dis- + seminare to sow, semen seed. See Seminary.]

1. To sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse; as, principles, ideas, opinions, and errors are disseminated when they are spread abroad for propagation.

2. To spread or extend by dispersion.

A nearly uniform and constant fire or heat disseminated throughout the body of the earth.

Syn. — To spread; diffuse; propagate; circulate; disperse; scatter.

(Dis*sem"i*na`ted) p. a. (Min.) Occurring in small portions scattered through some other substance.

(Dis*sem`i*na"tion) n. [L. disseminatio: cf. F. dissémination.] The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.

The universal dissemination of those writings.

(Dis*sem"i*na*tive) a. Tending to disseminate, or to become disseminated.

The effect of heresy is, like the plague, infectious and disseminative.
Jer. Taylor.

(Dis*sem"i*na`tor) n. [L.] One who, or that which, disseminates, spreads, or propagates; as, disseminators of disease.

(Dis*sen"sion) n. [L. dissensio: cf. F. dissension. See Dissent.] Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.

Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them.
Acts xv. 2.

Debates, dissension, uproars are thy joy.

A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among the people.

(Dis*sen"sious) a. Disposed to discord; contentious; dissentious. [R.] Ascham.Dis*sen"sious*ly, adv. Chapman.

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