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[uhn-feynd] /ʌnˈfeɪnd/
not feigned; sincere; genuine.
Origin of unfeigned
1325-75; Middle English unfeynid. See un-1, feign, -ed2
Related forms
[uhn-fey-nid-lee] /ʌnˈfeɪ nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
unfeignedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • This gave him unfeigned pleasure, though it did not permit him to hope that he should ever see Margaret.

  • Her joy was now unfeigned, and she hurried upstairs to impart it to Rickie.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • And then he looked at the handsome lad with unfeigned approval.

    Mollie's Prince Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • His remonstrances were urgent, for his horror was unfeigned.

    Zanoni Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • He looked from one to the other of the persons present in unfeigned astonishment.

  • Sir Richard threw his head back, and indulged in unfeigned merriment.

    The Maidens' Lodge Emily Sarah Holt
  • When his eyes fell on her, his unfeigned surprise filled her with exultation.

    Soliloquies in England George Santayana
  • Seeing that I regarded her with unfeigned astonishment, she laughed the louder.

    A Little Union Scout Joel Chandler Harris
  • A trifle tired with her walk, Miss Ware hailed the sight of this spot with unfeigned gladness.

    Cape of Storms Percival Pollard
  • "More than that, I suspect," said Cashel, with a most unfeigned carelessness.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for unfeigned

late 14c., "sincere, genuine, true, real," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of feign.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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