feigning feigning  /ˈfeɪ nɪŋ/


  1. (n) pretending with intention to deceive
  2. (n) the act of giving a false appearance


  1. Birds do it by feigning injury to lead hungry predators away from nesting young.
  2. One of Federico's party tricks was to slump to the floor feigning death.
  3. Jenkins soon concluded that feigning fealty was the only way to survive.


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    Don stays home from work feigning illness and drinking too much, as he mourns what happened with Sally. Ken goes hunting with two Chevy executives and accidentally gets shot in the face. Betty tells Don that Sally doesn’t want to visit him anymore and that she wants to go to boarding school.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Duke University

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