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Detailed Synonyms for feign in English

feign:

to feign verb (feigns, feigned, feigning)

  1. to feign
    to pretend; to feign; to sham; to do as if
    • pretend verb (pretends, pretended, pretending)
    • feign verb (feigns, feigned, feigning)
    • sham verb (shams, shammed, shamming)
    • do as if verb (does as if, did as if, doing as if)
  2. to feign
    to simulate; to feign; to pretend; to do as if
    • simulate verb (simulates, simulated, simulating)
    • feign verb (feigns, feigned, feigning)
    • pretend verb (pretends, pretended, pretending)
    • do as if verb (does as if, did as if, doing as if)
  3. to feign
    to pretend; to stage; to sham; to do as if; to feign
    • pretend verb (pretends, pretended, pretending)
    • stage verb (stages, staged, staging)
    • sham verb (shams, shammed, shamming)
    • do as if verb (does as if, did as if, doing as if)
    • feign verb (feigns, feigned, feigning)
  4. to feign
    – make believe with the intent to deceive 1
    to affect; to pretend; to sham; to feign; to dissemble
    – make believe with the intent to deceive 1
    • affect verb (affects, affected, affecting)
    • pretend verb (pretends, pretended, pretending)
    • sham verb (shams, shammed, shamming)
      • He shammed a headache1
    • feign verb (feigns, feigned, feigning)
      • He feigned that he was ill1
    • dissemble verb (dissembles, dissembled, dissembling)
  5. to feign
    – make a pretence of 1
    to assume; to sham; to feign; to simulate
    – make a pretence of 1
    • assume verb (assumes, assumed, assuming)
      • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger1
    • sham verb (shams, shammed, shamming)
    • feign verb (feigns, feigned, feigning)
      • he feigned sleep1
    • simulate verb (simulates, simulated, simulating)

Conjugations for feign:

present
  1. feign
  2. feign
  3. feigns
  4. feign
  5. feign
  6. feign
simple past
  1. feigned
  2. feigned
  3. feigned
  4. feigned
  5. feigned
  6. feigned
present perfect
  1. have feigned
  2. have feigned
  3. has feigned
  4. have feigned
  5. have feigned
  6. have feigned
past continuous
  1. was feigning
  2. were feigning
  3. was feigning
  4. were feigning
  5. were feigning
  6. were feigning
future
  1. shall feign
  2. will feign
  3. will feign
  4. shall feign
  5. will feign
  6. will feign
continuous present
  1. am feigning
  2. are feigning
  3. is feigning
  4. are feigning
  5. are feigning
  6. are feigning
subjunctive
  1. be feigned
  2. be feigned
  3. be feigned
  4. be feigned
  5. be feigned
  6. be feigned
diverse
  1. feign!
  2. let's feign!
  3. feigned
  4. feigning
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

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Related Definitions for "feign":

  1. make believe with the intent to deceive1
    • He feigned that he was ill1
  2. make a pretence of1
    • he feigned sleep1



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