unfeigned

adjective un·feigned \ ˌən-ˈfānd \

Definition of unfeigned

: not feigned or hypocritical : genuine

unfeignedly

play \ˌən-ˈfā-nəd-lē, -ˈfānd-lē\ adverb

Examples of unfeigned in a Sentence

  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

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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

UNFEIGNED Defined for English Language Learners

unfeigned

Definition of unfeigned for English Language Learners

  • : not false or pretended



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