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feigning

[ fey-ning ]
/ feɪ nɪŋ /
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noun
the act of pretending or putting on a show in order to deceive:The feigning of hurt feelings is just a manipulative ploy she uses.
adjective
putting on a show in order to deceive; pretending:“It hurts,” moaned the feigning child on the floor, gripping her ankle in a convincing display of pain.
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Origin of feigning

feign + -ing1 for the noun; feign + -ing2 for the adjective

OTHER WORDS FROM feigning

feign·ing·ly, adverbun·feign·ing, adjectiveun·feign·ing·ly, adverb
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