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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
Parts of speech for Feinted
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.
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Synonyms for 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.
- 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
- 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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