adjective /ˈfeɪnd/
Pertaining to a pretense, a counterfeit, or something false or fraudulent.

1841 "I have passed my word," said Jowl with feigned reluctance, "and Ill keep it. When does this match come off? I wish it was over. To-night?" — Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop, [ Chapter 9.]

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  • Feigned — Feigned, a. Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere; false. A feigned friend. Shak. [1913 Webster] Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. Ps. xvii. 1. {Feign ed*ly}, adv. {Feign ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Her …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feigned — I adjective apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bogus, colorable, counterfeit, deceptive, delusive, disguised, dishonest, disingenuous, evasive, fabricated, factitious, faked, false, fictitious, forged, fraudulent, hypocritical, illusory, imaginary …   Law dictionary

  • feigned — feigned; un·feigned; feigned·ly; …   English syllables

  • feigned — [adj] pretended affected, artificial, assumed, counterfeit, fabricated, fake, faked, false, fictitious, imaginary, imagined, imitation, insincere, phony, pretended, pseudo*, put on*, sham*, simulated, spurious; concepts 401,582 Ant. genuine, real …   New thesaurus

  • feigned — [fānd] adj. 1. Now Rare fictitious; imagined 2. pretended; simulated; sham …   English World dictionary

  • feigned — feignedly /fay nid lee/, adv. feignedness, n. /faynd/, adj. 1. pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm. 2. assumed; fictitious: a feigned name. 3. disguised: a feigned voice. [1325 75; ME; see FEIGN, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • Feigned — Feign Feign, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feigned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feigning}.] [OE. feinen, F. feindre (p. pr. feignant), fr. L. fingere; akin to L. figura figure,and E. dough. See {Dough}, and cf. {Figure}, {Faint}, {Effigy}, {Fiction}.] 1. To give a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feigned — adj. Feigned is used with these nouns: ↑indifference, ↑innocence …   Collocations dictionary

  • feigned — [[t]feɪnd[/t]] adj. 1) pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm[/ex] 2) assumed; fictitious • Etymology: 1325–75 feign•ed•ly ˈfeɪ nɪd li adv …   From formal English to slang

  • feigned — adjective not genuine feigned sympathy • Similar to: ↑insincere …   Useful english dictionary

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