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Definition 1: the act of giving a false appearance - [noun denoting act]

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

  • his conformity was only pretending

Synonyms for feigning in the sense of this definition

(feigning is a kind of ...) the act of deceiving

(... is a kind of feigning ) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

"they try to keep up appearances" "that ceremony is just for show"

(... is a kind of feigning ) the enactment of a pretense

"it was just pretend"

(... is a kind of feigning ) a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

(... is a kind of feigning ) making a false outward show

"a beggar's masquerade of wealth"

Definition 2: pretending with intention to deceive - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for feigning in the sense of this definition

(feigning is a kind of ...) a misleading falsehood

(... is a kind of feigning ) pretense that your position is stronger than it really is

"his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"

(... is a kind of feigning ) something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason

(... is a kind of feigning ) an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction

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