December 08, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
feign /ˈfeɪn/ verb

feigns; feigned; feigning

Feigning happiness
Feigning happiness
Learner's definition of FEIGN

[+ object]

: to pretend to feel or be affected by (something)

  • He would often feign [=fake] illness to get out of class.

  • He feigned being ill.

  • feign death/surprise/madness/sleep/ignorance

feigned adjective

  • She greeted him with feigned nonchalance.

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