verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of feign
synonym study for feign
OTHER WORDS FROM feignfeigner, nounfeign·ing·ly, adverbun·feign·ing, adjectiveun·feign·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby feign
Example sentences from the Web for feign
They cannot feign ignorance at the end of a journey that was ugly all along.Hillary, ‘The Family,’ and Uganda’s Anti-Gay Christian Mafia|Sally Kohn|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Give us a moment to feign excitement...TVLine Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy went trick-or-treating together.New Tina Fey Comedy Coming to NBC, Kanye West Whines About Proposal Video Leak|Culture Team|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And you have to possess a certain amount of humility—or at least try to feign it from time to time.The Larry Summers Whodunit: Who Killed His Shot at Running the Fed?|Daniel Gross|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But anyone who can feign a relationship for 40 days can surely do it for one meal.
I could likely feign my way through a short story—a very short story—in Farsi.
Skilled physicians feign indifference to their calling that they may smack of the kennel and the hunting-field.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
She answered coldly that she could not feign; indifferent she was to everything on earth, indifferent she always should be.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
Knoblock's sincere indignation wins, and the secretary backs away from the bedroom as I plunge under the covers and feign sleep.My Wonderful Visit|Charlie Chaplin
Something prompted Jack to lie still and feign sleep, while he kept his gaze on the man, who was looking fixedly at him.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
In addition to the bedtime story, Peter found it necessary to feign great weariness in order to suggest a similar feeling in Pat.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun