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unfeigned

adjective

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genuine in feeling
  • the young soprano retains an unfeigned humility that is surprising, given the critical acclaim she has received

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How is the word unfeigned distinct from other similar adjectives?

Some common synonyms of unfeigned are heartfelt, hearty, sincere, and wholehearted. While all these words mean "genuine in feeling," unfeigned stresses spontaneity and absence of pretense.

her unfeigned delight at receiving the award

When could heartfelt be used to replace unfeigned?

The words heartfelt and unfeigned are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, heartfelt suggests depth of genuine feeling outwardly expressed.

expresses our heartfelt gratitude

In what contexts can hearty take the place of unfeigned?

The meanings of hearty and unfeigned largely overlap; however, hearty suggests honesty, warmth, and exuberance in displaying feeling.

received a hearty welcome

When is it sensible to use sincere instead of unfeigned?

While in some cases nearly identical to unfeigned, sincere stresses absence of hypocrisy, feigning, or any falsifying embellishment or exaggeration.

a sincere apology

Where would wholehearted be a reasonable alternative to unfeigned?

While the synonyms wholehearted and unfeigned are close in meaning, wholehearted suggests sincerity and earnest devotion without reservation or misgiving.

promised our wholehearted support

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

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“Unfeigned.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unfeigned. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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