feigned

[ feynd ]
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adjective
  1. pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm.

  2. assumed; fictitious: a feigned name.

  1. disguised: a feigned voice.

Origin of feigned

1
First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English; feign + -ed2

Other words from feigned

  • 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

  • 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.

  • I could not make out what it was, for the wind-was rustling the corn-shocks, but I arose and feigned to listen.

  • 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