Definitions for feignfeɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of:
to feign sickness.
to invent fictitiously or deceptively, as a story or an excuse.
to imitate deceptively:
to feign another's voice.
(v.i.)to make believe; pretend:
He is only feigning.
* Syn: See pretend.
Origin of feign:
1250–1300; ME < OF < L fingere to shape
feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)
make believe with the intent to deceive
"He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
simulate, assume, sham, feign(verb)
make a pretence of
"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit.
The pupil feigned sickness on the day of his exam.
To give a mental existence to something that is not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; to pretend; to form and relate as if true.
He feigned that he had gone home at the appointed time.
To dissemble; to conceal.
Jessica feigned the fact that she had not done her homework.
Origin: feindre, from fingere.
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
to represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness
to dissemble; to conceal
Translations for feign
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to pretend to feel
He feigned illness.
- voorgee, maak, veins, huigel, uitdink, bedink, versin, opdisAfrikaans
- يَدَّعي، يَتَظاهَر أنَّه يَشْعُرArabic
- fingirPortuguese (BR)
- foregive; simulereDanish
- προσποιούμαι, προφασίζομαιGreek
- تظاهر ردنFarsi
- faire semblant (de)French
- לְהַעֲמִיד פָּנִיםHebrew
- बहाना करनाHindi
- pretvarati seCroatian
- gera sér upp, láta líta út fyrirIcelandic
- fingere, simulareItalian
- ...인 체하다Korean
- izlikties; simulētLatvian
- late som om, simulere, hykleNorwegian
- تظاهر کردنPersian
- تظاهر كولPashto
- a simulaRomanian
- låtsa[s], simuleraSwedish
- numara/yalandan yapmakTurkish
- 假裝Chinese (Trad.)
- جھوٹا دکھاوا کرناUrdu
- giả vờVietnamese
- 假装Chinese (Simp.)
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