Feigned



[feynd] /feɪnd/

adjective
1.
pretended; sham; counterfeit:
feigned enthusiasm.
2.
assumed; fictitious:
a feigned name.
3.
disguised:
a feigned voice.
[feyn] /feɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of:
to feign sickness.
2.
to invent fictitiously or deceptively, as a story or an excuse.
3.
to imitate deceptively:
to feign another’s voice.
verb (used without object)
4.
to make believe; pretend:
She’s only feigning, she isn’t really ill.
/feɪn/
verb
1.
to put on a show of (a quality or emotion); pretend: to feign innocence
2.
(transitive) to make up; invent: to feign an excuse
3.
(transitive) to copy; imitate: to feign someone’s laugh
v.

c.1300, from Old French feign-, present participle stem of feindre “pretend, represent, imitate, shirk” (12c.), from Latin fingere “to touch, handle; devise; fabricate, alter, change” (see fiction). Related: Feigned; feigning.

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