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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To state or act as if true.

Usage examples (36)
  • It is never helpful to feign ignorance during a test.
  • A result of the energy required to feign agreement.
  • Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones and floods.
  • Fe fie feign in cram the madness of humen and doggies. for more
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  • The prince chose to "feign" (to pretend) euphoria as he left the "fane" (a place of worship), telling his beloved that he would "fain" (ready; eager; happily) slay any dragon to save her.
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