Definitions for feignfeɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble(verb)

    make believe with the intent to deceive

    "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

  2. simulate, assume, sham, feign(verb)

    make a pretence of

    "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

Wiktionary

  1. feign(Verb)

    To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit.

    The pupil feigned sickness on the day of his exam.

  2. feign(Verb)

    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.

  3. feign(Verb)

    To dissemble; to conceal.

    Jessica feigned the fact that she had not done her homework.

  4. Origin: feindre, from fingere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feign(verb)

    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

  2. Feign(verb)

    to represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness

  3. Feign(verb)

    to dissemble; to conceal


Translations for feign

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • измислям, симулирам, преструвам се, заблуждавамBulgarian
  • fingirCatalan, Valencian
  • simulereDanish
  • verbergen, vormachen, fingieren, vorgeben, vortäuschen, ausdenken, verheimlichenGerman
  • ŝajnigiEsperanto
  • fingir, inventar, imaginarSpanish
  • teeskennellä, peitellä, salataFinnish
  • feindreFrench
  • leig airScottish Gaelic
  • dissimulare, bluffare, fingereItalian
  • 見せ掛ける, 装うJapanese
  • whakakikoikaMāori
  • verbergen, voorwenden, inbeelden, verzwijgen, fingeren, veinzenDutch
  • simulere, spilleNorwegian
  • fingir, omitir, inventarPortuguese
  • притворяться, выдумывать, прикидываться, симулировать, скрывать, прятатьRussian

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