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unfeigned

[uhn-feynd] /ʌnˈfeɪnd/
adjective
1.
not feigned; sincere; genuine.
Origin of unfeigned
1325-1375
First recorded in 1325-75, unfeigned is from the Middle English word unfeynid. See un-1, feign, -ed2
Related forms
unfeignedly
[uhn-fey-nid-lee] /ʌnˈfeɪ nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
unfeignedness, noun
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adj.

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

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