- fehling's solution,
- feininger, lyonel
Origin of feigned
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of feign
Examples from the Web for feigned
She says she was released when she feigned acceptance of their dogma.
In the new world order where every diner is a critic, there is a lot of feigned expertise.
What serves as a point of departure in Prague is the defining obsession of The Tragedy of Arthur: what is real, what feigned?
When Barbara Walters shut him down, he feigned hurt feelings and curled up on Rosie O'Donnell's lap.
He feigned nonchalance; just a couple neighborhood kids messing around, he said, nothing to worry about.
Bestoujef, who spoke perfectly, feigned stammering, and had the courage to simulate this defect for seventeen years.Two Chancellors|Julian Klaczko
I feigned love, whispered compliments, in short, so skillfully did I dissimulate that she believed I was Love's own captive.The Satyricon, Volume 5 (Crotona Affairs)|Petronius Arbiter
She did, or feigned to do so, for the thing offers many difficulties, into which we shall not enter here.The Phantom World|Augustin Calmet
Let this drink up your sorrow: seeing these are not feigned words to comfort you, but the thing is so real and undoubted a truth.Life Without and Life Within|Margaret Fuller
"The sooner I start, the sooner I shall be back, I suppose," she answered with feigned reluctance.Shifting Sands|Sara Ware Bassett
Word Origin for feign
c.1300, from Old French feign-, present participle stem of feindre "pretend, represent, imitate, shirk" (12c.), from Latin fingere "to touch, handle; devise; fabricate, alter, change" (see fiction). Related: Feigned; feigning.