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3 definitions found
 for feigning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feign \Feign\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feigned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Feigning.] [OE. feinen, F. feindre (p. pr. feignant), fr.
     L. fingere; akin to L. figura figure,and E. dough. See
     Dough, and cf. Figure, Faint, Effigy, Fiction.]
     1. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or
        actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form
        and relate as if true.
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              There are no such things done as thou sayest, but
              thou feignest them out of thine own heart. --Neh.
                                                    vi. 8.
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              The poet
              Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and
              floods.                               --Shak.
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     2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to
        counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness. --Shak.
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     3. To dissemble; to conceal. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feigning \Feign"ing\, a.
     That feigns; insincere; not genuine; false. --
     Feign"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  feigning
      n 1: pretending with intention to deceive [syn: pretense,
           pretence, feigning, dissembling]
      2: the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was
         only pretending" [syn: pretense, pretence, pretending,
         simulation, feigning]

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