feigned

adjective \ ˈfānd \
Updated on: 17 Mar 2018

Definition of feigned

1 : fictitious
  • Was his account actual or feigned?
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

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Origin and Etymology of feigned

see feign



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