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Definition 1: make believe with the intent to deceive - [verb of communication]

Samples where feign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He feigned that he was ill
  • He shammed a headache

Synonyms for feign in the sense of this definition

(feign is a kind of ...) represent falsely

"This statement misrepresents my intentions"

(... is a kind of feign ) to pretend to be dead

(... is a kind of feign ) pretend to be knocked out, as of a boxer

(... is a kind of feign ) speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths

"The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it"

(... is a kind of feign ) articulate silently; form words with the lips only

"She mouthed a swear word"

(feign has a similar meaning as ...) represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like

"She makes like an actress"

Definition 2: make a pretence of - [verb of creation]

Samples where feign or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
  • he feigned sleep

Synonyms for feign in the sense of this definition

(feign is a kind of ...) behave unnaturally or affectedly

"She's just acting"

(... is a kind of feign ) pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity

"Let's play like I am mommy" "Play cowboy and Indians"

(... is a kind of feign ) deceive by a mock action

"The midfielder feinted to shoot"

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