unfeigned

[ uhn-feynd ]
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adjective
  1. not feigned; sincere; genuine.

Origin of unfeigned

1
First recorded in 1325–75, unfeigned is from the Middle English word unfeynid.See un-1, feign, -ed2

Other words from unfeigned

  • un·feign·ed·ly [uhn-fey-nid-lee], /ʌnˈfeɪ nɪd li/, adverb
  • un·feign·ed·ness, noun

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How to use unfeigned in a sentence

  • In Manila particularly, amidst the pealing of bells and strains of music, unfeigned enthusiasm and joy were everywhere evident.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • A deep sigh—the first of unfeigned regret for her lowly station—perhaps of envy—broke from the lips of the wondering girl.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • Their Confirmation vows seemed to make a link, and Meta's unfeigned enthusiasm for the doctor was the sure road to Ethel's heart.

    The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
  • At this announcement Signor Angiolino gave me a look of unfeigned surprise; he imagined that I was jesting.

  • He used to sit, and the rest of his men too, listening with unfeigned pleasure to the accounts which I and Peer Khan gave.

    Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor