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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feynt]
    • /feɪnt/
    • /feɪnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feynt]
    • /feɪnt/

Definitions of feinted word

  • noun feinted a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack: military feints; the feints of a skilled fencer. 1
  • noun feinted a feigned or assumed appearance: His air of approval was a feint to conceal his real motives. 1
  • verb without object feinted to make a feint. 1
  • verb with object feinted to make a feint at; deceive with a feint. 1
  • verb with object feinted to make a false show of; simulate. 1
  • noun feinted Simple past tense and past participle of feint. 1

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Origin of feinted

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French feinte, noun use of feminine of feint pretended, past participle of feindre to feign

Historical Comparancy

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feinted popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

feinted usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for feinted

verb feinted

  • cavil — If you say that someone cavils at something, you mean that they make criticisms of it that you think are unimportant or unnecessary.
  • maneuver — a planned and regulated movement or evolution of troops, warships, etc.
  • shift — to put (something) aside and replace it by another or others; change or exchange: to shift friends; to shift ideas.
  • avoid — If you avoid something unpleasant that might happen, you take action in order to prevent it from happening.
  • sidestep — to step to one side.

noun feinted

  • tricked — a crafty or underhanded device, maneuver, stratagem, or the like, intended to deceive or cheat; artifice; ruse; wile.
  • maneuvered — a planned and regulated movement or evolution of troops, warships, etc.
  • dodged — to elude or evade by a sudden shift of position or by strategy: to dodge a blow; to dodge a question.
  • baited — food, or some substitute, used as a lure in fishing, trapping, etc.
  • blinded — unable to see; lacking the sense of sight; sightless: a blind man.

Antonyms for feinted

verb feinted

  • abet — If one person abets another, they help or encourage them to do something criminal or wrong. Abet is often used in the legal expression 'aid and abet'.
  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
  • assist — If you assist someone, you help them to do a job or task by doing part of the work for them.
  • release — to lease again.
  • face — the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin.

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