feign

Part of speech: adverb

FEIGNEDLY.

Part of speech:

To pretend; counterfeit.

Part of speech: verb

To simulate; pretend.

Part of speech: verb

To invent or imagine.

Part of speech: verb

To dissimulate.

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Usage examples "feign":

  1. The girls said, " I ought to feign sickness, to get a little rest." - "The Autobiography of Madame Guyon", Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon.
  2. Accordingly, he was not obliged to feign in order to re- enter a Church which already included him formally among its catechumens. - "Saint Augustin", Louis Bertrand.
  3. So she preferred to feign terror rather than cast in my teeth indisposition or difficulty, coquetry or duty, like a Parisian woman. - "The Thirteen", Honore de Balzac.