feigned

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adjective \ˈfānd\

Definition of feigned

  1. 1 :  fictitious Was his account actual or feigned?

  2. 2 :  not genuine or real showered him with feigned compliments

Examples of feigned in a sentence

  1. the feigned applause that polite people give after a bad concert

  2. the feigned looks of innocence I got when I asked who had broken the lamp

Origin and Etymology of feigned

see feign


First Known Use: 14th century



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