Definition of Feigning

1. Noun. Pretending with intention to deceive.

Exact synonyms: Dissembling, Pretence, Pretense
Generic synonyms: Deceit, Deception, Misrepresentation
Specialized synonyms: Bluff, Pretext, Stalking-horse, Hypocrisy, Lip Service
Derivative terms: Dissemble, Feign, Pretend, Pretentious



2. Noun. The act of giving a false appearance. "His conformity was only pretending"

Definition of Feigning

1. a. That feigns; insincere; not genuine; false.

Definition of Feigning

1. Verb. (present participle of feign) ¹

2. Noun. Act of one who feigns; fakery; deceit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Feigning

1. feign [v] - See also: feign

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feigning

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Literary usage of Feigning

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1. Studies in Animal Behavior by Samuel Jackson Holmes (1916)
"XI THE INSTINCT OF feigning DEATH f IAHE so-called instinct of feigning death ... The expression feigning death is a misleading one to the extent that it is ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1878)
"... reports a peculiar case of feigning in order to secure greater attention. The chief points are as follows:—A female patient under treatment for stenosis ..."

3. The Dawn of Reason: Or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals by James Weir (1899)
"The habit of feigning death has introduced a figure of speech in the English language, ... In the lower animals death-feigning is undoubtedly instinctive; ..."

4. South African Journal of Science by South African Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"... of death-feigning or death-shamming. In this state the animal appears and acts as if dead. and. thinking of ..."

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