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1. feign

verb. ['ˈfeɪn'] make believe with the intent to deceive.

Synonyms

  • sham
  • bull
  • talk through one's hat
  • play possum
  • take a dive
  • make
  • dissemble
  • pretend
  • bullshit
  • affect
  • make believe
  • belie
  • misrepresent
  • fake

Antonyms

  • whisper
  • shout
  • specify
  • genuine

Etymology

  • feindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fingere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Feign

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

How do you pronounce feign?

Pronounce feign as feɪn.

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Sentences with feign


1. Verb, base form
She may feign surprise, say she wasn't deliberately ignoring you, or make excuses for her behavior.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Don’t feign illness so you can take off a day for an interview.

2. feign

verb. ['ˈfeɪn'] make a pretence of.

Synonyms

  • feint
  • simulate
  • dissemble
  • pretend
  • act
  • play
  • assume

Antonyms

  • bear
  • disassemble
  • dissuade
  • break even

Etymology

  • feindre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • fingere (Latin)
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