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unfeigned

[uhn-feynd]
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  1. not feigned; sincere; genuine.

Origin of unfeigned

First recorded in 1325–75, unfeigned is from the Middle English word unfeynid. See un-1, feign, -ed2
Related formsun·feign·ed·ly [uhn-fey-nid-lee] /ʌnˈfeɪ nɪd li/, adverbun·feign·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for unfeigned

Historical Examples

  • “That be damned for a yarn,” exclaimed the other in unfeigned astonishment.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • "More than that, I suspect," said Cashel, with a most unfeigned carelessness.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever

  • While she said this, Stocmar's eyes were turned towards her with a most unfeigned admiration.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • But when a Burman sees a fox-terrier or any English dog his delight is unfeigned.

  • Mr. Goddard glanced from her to his brother-in-law in unfeigned perplexity.

    The Masked Bridal

    Mrs. Georgie Sheldon


Word Origin and History for unfeigned

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper