verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of feign
Related formsfeign·er, nounfeign·ing·ly, adverbun·feign·ing, adjectiveun·feign·ing·ly, adverb
Examples 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.
Fear nothing, feign complete ignorance, let them lead the way, and march straight up to the bridge.The Usurper|Judith Gautier
Mr. Buxton stood back a little, waiting; he must feign to be asleep at first.By What Authority?|Robert Hugh Benson
Let it carry your compliments; and whoever you are, add expressions that feign you to be in love, and entreaties not a few.
Ought not you to feign that it is only about thirteen carats when it is actually eighteen?Imaginary Interviews|W. D. Howells
If you have been, as you say, to Monsieur Margueron, it was to tell him to feign illness.A Start in Life|Honore de Balzac