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feigning

noun

1 feigning

Pretending with intention to deceive.

synonyms: dissembling, pretence, pretense.



2 feigning

The act of giving a false appearance.

synonyms: pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation.

Polish: symulanctwo, pozoracja, pozoranctwo, symulacja


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feign

verb

1 feign

Make believe with the intent to deceive:
— He feigned that he was ill.

synonyms: affect, dissemble, pretend, sham.

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Dutch: femelen, huichelen, kwezelen

2 feign

Make a pretence of:
— He feigned sleep.

synonyms: assume, sham, simulate.

Dutch: fingeren, simuleren, veinzen, voorgeven, voorwenden


Moby thesaurus: act, act a part, affect, assume, bluff, counterfeit, cover up, dissemble, dissimulate, do a bit, dramatize, fake, four-flush, gammon, histrionize, let on, let on like, make a pretense, make as if, make believe ... show more.

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