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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feynts]
    • /feɪnts/
    • /feɪnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feynts]
    • /feɪnts/

Definitions of feints word

  • noun feints the impure spirit produced in the first and last stages of the distillation of whiskey. 1
  • verb without object feints to make a feint. 1
  • verb with object feints to make a feint at; deceive with a feint. 1
  • verb with object feints to make a false show of; simulate. 1
  • noun feints Plural form of feint. 1
  • noun plural feints the leavings of the second distillation of Scotch malt whisky 0

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Origin of feints

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

Parts of speech for Feints


feints popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 62% 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 feints

noun feints

  • tricks — a crafty or underhanded device, maneuver, stratagem, or the like, intended to deceive or cheat; artifice; ruse; wile.
  • ploys — a maneuver or stratagem, as in conversation, to gain the advantage.
  • dodges — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dodge.
  • artifices — Plural form of artifice.
  • wiles — a trick, artifice, or stratagem meant to fool, trap, or entice; device.

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