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.Bacon.
Priests, princes, women, no dissemblers here.Pope.
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
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
2. To spread or extend by dispersion.
A nearly uniform and constant fire or heat disseminated throughout the body of the earth.Woodward.
Syn. To spread; diffuse; propagate; circulate; disperse; scatter.
(Dis*sem"i*na`ted) p. a. (Min.) Occurring in small portions scattered through some
(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.Wayland.
(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.Dryden.
A seditious person and raiser-up of dissension among the people.Robynson
(Dis*sen"sious) a. Disposed to discord; contentious; dissentious. [R.] Ascham. Dis*sen"sious*ly,