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synonyms for feign

  • act
  • affect
  • assume
  • bluff
  • counterfeit
  • devise
  • dissemble
  • dissimulate
  • fabricate
  • fake
  • forge
  • imagine
  • imitate
  • invent
  • play
  • sham
  • simulate
  • stonewall
  • do a bit
  • four-flush
  • give appearance of
  • make show of
  • phony up
  • play possum
  • put on
  • put on act
  • put up a front
See also synonyms for: feigned / feigning

antonyms for feign

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  • tell the truth
  • be true
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How to use feign in a sentence

The tales of my regifting are so legendary that it’s become a tradition for my children, now in their 20s, to feign outrage as they recall how old they were when they discovered my holiday ruse.
HOW TO BEAT INFLATION AND EMPTY SHELVES THIS HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASONMICHELLE SINGLETARYNOVEMBER 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A centrist stance I'll feign, The conclusion is foregone I'll go and side with Mitch McConnell And I'll con the folks in Maine.
STYLE INVITATIONAL WEEK 1463: FORK OVER SOME (NEW) SPOONERISMSPAT MYERSNOVEMBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As hundreds flooded into the colony taking up lands all along the James River Valley, he feigned friendship with the newcomers, biding his time for the right moment to put his plan into action.
HOW A POWHATAN TRIBAL CHIEF BECAME ONE OF COLONIAL AMERICA’S GREATEST MILITARY LEADERSJAMES HORNNOVEMBER 17, 2021TIME
People who have psychologically mediated physical symptoms always fear being accused of feigning illness.
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The channel’s most popular video to date, an eight-minute clip titled “Oregon Long Run” that currently has over 300,000 views, begins with Teare feigning indignation at the unorthodox way his fellow speedster Evert Silva eats Kit Kats.
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We each have on a disposable mask, which was still a newish kind of thing in March 2020, and we are lying on the floor, hugging, feigning panic.
IN THIS TOUGH YEAR AS A PARENT, I FOUND A STORY OF HOPEHOLLY MCGHEEMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Skilled physicians feign indifference to their calling that they may smack of the kennel and the hunting-field.
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She answered coldly that she could not feign; indifferent she was to everything on earth, indifferent she always should be.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
Knoblock's sincere indignation wins, and the secretary backs away from the bedroom as I plunge under the covers and feign sleep.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
Something prompted Jack to lie still and feign sleep, while he kept his gaze on the man, who was looking fixedly at him.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
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