feigned


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feigned

 (fānd)
adj.
1. Not real; pretended: a feigned modesty.
2. Made-up; fictitious.

feigned

(feɪnd)
adj
(of a gesture, statement or emotion) not real

feigned

(feɪnd)

adj.
1. pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm.
2. assumed; fictitious.
[1325–75]
feign•ed•ly (ˈfeɪ nɪd li) adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.feigned - not genuine; "feigned sympathy"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"

feigned

adjective pretended, affected, assumed, false, artificial, fake, imitation, simulated, sham, pseudo (informal), fabricated, counterfeit, spurious, ersatz, insincere He answered me with feigned indifference.

feigned

adjective
Not genuine or sincere:
Translations
تَظاهُري، مُتَصَنَّع
předstíraný
uppgerîur, tilgerîar-

feigned

[feɪnd] ADJfingido

feigned

adjvorgeblich attr; illness alsosimuliert; interest, sympathy etc alsovorgetäuscht, geheuchelt

feign

(fein) verb
to pretend to feel. He feigned illness.
feigned adjective
pretended. feigned happiness.
References in classic literature ?
The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could.
In composing the Odyssey he did not include all the adventures of Odysseus--such as his wound on Parnassus, or his feigned madness at the mustering of the host--incidents between which there was no necessary or probable connection: but he made the Odyssey, and likewise the Iliad, to centre round an action that in our sense of the word is one.
Its attitude is summed up in the words of the Muses to the writer of the "Theogony": `We can tell many a feigned tale to look like truth, but we can, when we will, utter the truth' ("Theogony"
I will tell it," cried Milady, with a feigned exultation, "on the day when I shall have suffered sufficiently for my faith.
Crooks and M'Lellan, therefore, turned back with feigned alacrity, and, landing, had an interview with the Sioux.
Crooks suddenly broke up his feigned trading establishment, embarked his men and effects, and, after giving the astonished rear-guard of savages a galling and indignant message to take to their countrymen, pushed down the river with all speed, sparing neither oar nor paddle, day nor night, until fairly beyond the swoop of these river hawks.
In fact, so well had Jerry feigned that he had forgotten it was all a game, and his interest was very real as he sniffed and snorted joyously in the bottom of the hole he had dug.
Ma chere, there is a time for everything," said the countess with feigned severity.
He feigned, therefore, some excuse of business for his departure, and promised to return soon again; and took leave of his brother with so well-dissembled content, that, as the captain played his part to the same perfection, Allworthy remained well satisfied with the truth of the reconciliation.
Going into the Market Place he accosted in a feigned voice a maiden, the orphan daughter of a noble Polygon, whose affection in former days he had sought in vain; and by a series of deceptions -- aided, on the one side, by a string of lucky accidents too long to relate, and on the other, by an almost inconceivable fatuity and neglect of ordinary precautions on the part of the relations of the bride -- he succeeded in consummating the marriage.
developed a method to objectively assess for feigned amnesia of a crime.
Craig feigned injury before a game against Arsenal in 2005, which was very disappointing and led to him leaving the club.