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feign

feign

 
pronunciation:
feIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: feigned, feigning, feigns
definition 1: to imitate in order to deceive; put on or give a false appearance of.
She feigned indifference to his compliments.
similar words:
act, assume, counterfeit, fake, play, pretend, sham, simulate
definition 2: to misrepresent or pretend to.
He is feigning responsibility for a noble deed.
similar words:
assume, play, pretend
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to pretend.
similar words:
act, counterfeit, fool, pretend, sham
derivations: feigned (adj.), feigningly (adv.), feigner (n.)