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  1. pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm.
  2. assumed; fictitious: a feigned name.
  3. disguised: a feigned voice.
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Origin of feigned

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at feign, -ed2
Related formsfeign·ed·ly [fey-nid-lee] /ˈfeɪ nɪd li/, adverbfeign·ed·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of feignedly

  • And God hath sent her this punishment for that she feignedly hath professed his gospel in her mouth, and not in heart and deed.

    History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.

    James Anthony Froude