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Noun: feigning  fey-ning
  1. Pretending with intention to deceive
    - pretense [N. Amer], pretence [Brit, Cdn], dissembling
  2. The act of giving a false appearance
    "his conformity was only feigning";
    - pretense [N. Amer], pretence [Brit, Cdn], pretending, simulation
Verb: feign  feyn
  1. Make believe with the intent to deceive
    "He feigned that he was ill";
    - sham, pretend, affect, dissemble
  2. Make a pretence of
    "he feigned sleep";
    - simulate, assume, sham

Derived forms: feignings

Type of: act, belie, deceit, deception, dissemble, dissembling, dissimulation, misrepresent, misrepresentation, pretend

Encyclopedia: Feigning