unfeigned

adjective
un·​feigned | \ ˌən-ˈfānd How to pronounce unfeigned (audio) \

Definition of unfeigned

: not feigned or hypocritical : genuine

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unfeignedly \ ˌən-​ˈfā-​nəd-​lē How to pronounce unfeignedly (audio) , -​ˈfānd-​lē How to pronounce unfeignedly (audio) \ adverb

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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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She looked at him with unfeigned admiration. the young soprano retains an unfeigned humility that is surprising, given the critical acclaim she has received
Recent Examples on the Web Throwback romantics can be ravished by the unparalleled vocal stylings of Lalah Hathaway (Nov. 15, Sony Hall), and millennial audiences will find a patron saint in the unfeigned lyricism of Summer Walker (Dec. 7-8, Terminal 5). Briana Younger, The New Yorker, "Winter Night-Life Preview," 1 Nov. 2019 But some of the kids also befriend Hatidze, who, despite the noise and chaos, responds to her new neighbors with a warmth and an openness that feel entirely unfeigned. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Honeyland’ a heartbreaking film about a vanishing way of life," 30 Aug. 2019 But some of the kids also befriend Hatidze, who, despite the noise and chaos, responds to her new neighbors with a warmth and an openness that feel entirely unfeigned. Justin Chang, Twin Cities, "In the documentary ‘Honeyland,’ tradition hangs in the balance," 9 Aug. 2019 But some of the kids also befriend Hatidze, who, despite the noise and chaos, responds to her new neighbors with a warmth and an openness that feel entirely unfeigned. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Honeyland’ a heartbreaking film about a vanishing way of life," 30 Aug. 2019 But some of the kids also befriend Hatidze, who, despite the noise and chaos, responds to her new neighbors with a warmth and an openness that feel entirely unfeigned. Justin Chang, Twin Cities, "In the documentary ‘Honeyland,’ tradition hangs in the balance," 9 Aug. 2019 But some of the kids also befriend Hatidze, who, despite the noise and chaos, responds to her new neighbors with a warmth and an openness that feel entirely unfeigned. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Honeyland’ a heartbreaking film about a vanishing way of life," 30 Aug. 2019 But some of the kids also befriend Hatidze, who, despite the noise and chaos, responds to her new neighbors with a warmth and an openness that feel entirely unfeigned. Justin Chang, Twin Cities, "In the documentary ‘Honeyland,’ tradition hangs in the balance," 9 Aug. 2019 But some of the kids also befriend Hatidze, who, despite the noise and chaos, responds to her new neighbors with a warmth and an openness that feel entirely unfeigned. Justin Chang, Twin Cities, "In the documentary ‘Honeyland,’ tradition hangs in the balance," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unfeigned

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfeigned.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfeigned. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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unfeigned

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English Language Learners Definition of unfeigned

: not false or pretended

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