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feigned

[ feynd ]
/ feɪnd /
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adjective
pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm.
assumed; fictitious: a feigned name.
disguised: a feigned voice.
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Origin of feigned

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at feign, -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM feigned

feign·ed·ly [fey-nid-lee], /ˈfeɪ nɪd li/, adverbfeign·ed·ness, noun
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