pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm.
assumed; fictitious: a feigned name.
disguised: a feigned voice.
- feign·ed·ly [fey-nid-lee], /ˈfeɪ nɪd li/, adverb
- feign·ed·ness, noun
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How to use feigned in a sentence
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.
The girls teetered in their too-high heels and tittered with excitement, while the boys feigned a cool nonchalance.
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.
The Spaniards, indeed, feigned to regard them only as a remnant of the rebels who had joined the pre-existing brigand bands.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Lucy Warrender, ever ready for mischief, feigned an intense interest in racing matters, but failed to draw Lord Hetton.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
I could not make out what it was, for the wind-was rustling the corn-shocks, but I arose and feigned to listen.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Garnache opened his eyes and stared a second dully at the disturber of his feigned slumbers.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Some chiefs, however, feigned to offer their submission, and all was apparently quiet for a time.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman