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Feign meaning

feign - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. make believe with the intent to deceive; " He feigned that he was ill"; " He shammed a headache"
  2. 2. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true.
  3. 3. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.
  4. 4. To dissemble; to conceal.
  5. 5. To pretend; counterfeit.

feign - examples of usage

  1. Why did you feign illness?
  2. But if I had attempted to feign emotions I did not feel your mother would have seen through the pretense.
  3. In addition to the bedtime story, Peter found it necessary to feign great weariness in order to suggest a similar feeling in Pat.
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