Definition of Feint

1. Noun. Any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack).

Generic synonyms: Maneuver, Manoeuvre, Tactical Maneuver, Tactical Manoeuvre
Specialized synonyms: Fake, Juke

2. Verb. Deceive by a mock action. "The midfielder feinted to shoot"
Generic synonyms: Assume, Feign, Sham, Simulate

Definition of Feint

1. a. Feigned; counterfeit.

2. n. That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.

3. v. i. To make a feint, or mock attack.

Definition of Feint

1. Verb. To make a feint, or mock attack. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Feigned; counterfeit. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: fencing boxing war) (of an attack) directed toward a different part from the intended strike ¹

4. Noun. A movement made to confuse the opponent, a dummy ¹

5. Noun. That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch. ¹

6. Noun. (context: fencing boxing war) An offensive movement resembling an attack in all but its continuance ¹

7. Noun. The narrowest rule used in the production of lined writing paper (C19: Variant of FAINT) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Feint

1. to make a deceptive movement [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Feint

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feijoada
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feint (current term)
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Literary usage of Feint

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1. The History of England, from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1886)
""This negotiation," said James, "isa mere feint. I must send Commissioners to my nephew, that I may gain time to ship off my wife and the Prince of Wales. ..."

2. The Air Campaign: Planning for Combat by John A. Warden, III (1995)
"... should have been used at the front.18 INDIRECT feint CAN BE EFFECTIVE This feint is another example of the indirect approach being the most effective. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"This attack is called one-tew and can be done also with the feint in the lower line and the finale in the inside line, or with the feint in the upper line ..."

4. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1907)
"I resumption of the feint ; in others it had no effect. This, too, is different from the characteristic reaction of the adults which, •when they awaken from ..."

5. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1907)
"This negotiation," said James, " is a mere feint. I must send com- genegen om aan de natic contentement te geven, ..."

6. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1866)
"The column of smoke.—The Yankees at Winnsboro'.—More of the enemy's atro cities.—Sherman's feint upon Charlotte.—His occupation of Fayetteville. ..."

7. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"This may be a feint, but stirring events are casting their shadows before ! MARCH 14TH.—Bright and pleasant, but indications of change. ..."

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