adjective un·feigned \-ˈfānd\

: not false or pretended

Full Definition of UNFEIGNED

:  not feigned or hypocritical :  genuine
un·feigned·ly \-ˈfā-nəd-lē, -ˈfānd-lē\ adverb

Examples of UNFEIGNED

  1. She looked at him with unfeigned admiration.
  2. <the young soprano retains an unfeigned humility that is surprising, given the critical acclaim she has received>

First Known Use of UNFEIGNED

14th century

Synonym Discussion of UNFEIGNED

sincere, wholehearted, heartfelt, hearty, unfeigned mean genuine in feeling. sincere stresses absence of hypocrisy, feigning, or any falsifying embellishment or exaggeration <a sincere apology>. wholehearted suggests sincerity and earnest devotion without reservation or misgiving <promised our wholehearted support>. heartfelt suggests depth of genuine feeling outwardly expressed <expresses our heartfelt gratitude>. hearty suggests honesty, warmth, and exuberance in displaying feeling <received a hearty welcome>. unfeigned stresses spontaneity and absence of pretense <her unfeigned delight at receiving the award>.


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