unfeigned

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

Definition of unfeigned

: not feigned or hypocritical : genuine

Other Words from unfeigned

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for unfeigned

Synonyms

Antonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

Examples of unfeigned in a Sentence

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 At one point, Blunt grabs hold of a rope and pauses to beam with unfeigned glee. Stephen Humphries, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 July 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 9 Aug. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unfeigned.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unfeigned

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About unfeigned

Time Traveler for unfeigned

Time Traveler

The first known use of unfeigned was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near unfeigned

unfeeling

unfeigned

unfelicitous

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for unfeigned

Cite this Entry

“Unfeigned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfeigned. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for unfeigned

unfeigned

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unfeigned

: not false or pretended : genuine

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!