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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feynd]
    • /feɪnd/
    • /feɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feynd]
    • /feɪnd/

Definitions of feigned word

  • adjective feigned pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm. 1
  • adjective feigned assumed; fictitious: a feigned name. 1
  • adjective feigned disguised: a feigned voice. 1
  • verb with object feigned to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of: to feign sickness. 1
  • verb with object feigned to invent fictitiously or deceptively, as a story or an excuse. 1
  • verb with object feigned to imitate deceptively: to feign another's voice. 1

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Origin of feigned

First appearance:

before 1325
One of the 16% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at feign, -ed2

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Parts of speech for Feigned


feigned popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for feigned

adj feigned

  • affected — If you describe someone's behaviour as affected, you disapprove of the fact that they behave in an unnatural way that is intended to impress other people.
  • assumed — false; fictitious
  • simulated — to create a simulation, likeness, or model of (a situation, system, or the like): to simulate crisis conditions.
  • pretended — Informal. make-believe; simulated; counterfeit: pretend diamonds.
  • fake — to lay (a rope) in a coil or series of long loops so as to allow to run freely without fouling or kinking (often followed by down).

Antonyms for feigned

adj feigned

  • real — true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.
  • sincere — free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
  • genuine — possessing the claimed or attributed character, quality, or origin; not counterfeit; authentic; real: genuine sympathy; a genuine antique.
  • true — being in accordance with the actual state or conditions; conforming to reality or fact; not false: a true story.

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