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synonyms for feigning

  • deceptive
  • duplicitous
  • false
  • insincere
  • sanctimonious
  • self-righteous
  • unnatural
  • affected
  • artificial
  • assuming
  • bland
  • canting
  • captious
  • caviling
  • deluding
  • dissembling
  • double
  • double-dealing
  • faithless
  • fishy
  • fraudulent
  • glib
  • hollow
  • jivey
  • left-handed
  • lying
  • moralistic
  • oily
  • pharisaical
  • phony
  • pietistic
  • pious
  • smooth
  • smooth-spoken
  • smooth-tongued
  • snide
  • specious
  • spurious
  • two-faced
  • unctuous
  • unreliable
See also synonyms for: feignings
  • attitude
  • performance
  • show
  • affectation
  • bit
  • chaser
  • dissimilation
  • fake
  • front
  • phony
  • pose
  • posture
  • pretense
  • put on
  • sham
  • simulation
  • stall
  • stance
  • stunt
  • false front
  • shuck and jive
  • soft soap
  • sweet-talk
  • assuming
  • characterization
  • depiction
  • dramatics
  • enacting
  • enactment
  • hamming
  • histrionics
  • imitating
  • imitation
  • impersonation
  • improvisation
  • mime
  • mimicry
  • pantomime
  • performance
  • playing
  • portrayal
  • portraying
  • posing
  • posturing
  • pretending
  • pretense
  • putting
  • rendition
  • seeming
  • stagecraft
  • stooging
  • theatre
  • theatricals
  • showing off

antonyms for feigning

MOST RELEVANT
  • forthright
  • frank
  • genuine
  • honest
  • humble
  • open
  • real
  • truthful
  • actual
  • authentic
  • just
  • reliable
  • righteous
  • sincere
  • upright
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          How to use feigning in a sentence

          Ruth catches her husband gazing at a photograph of his first wife, Elvira, and feigns indifference.
          THE GHOST OF NOËL COWARD IS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND IN THE DULL BLITHE SPIRITSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKFEBRUARY 19, 2021TIME
          Posing as an IT staffer to get access to the corrupt police commissioner who investigated his father’s case, Assane feigns offense when his credentials are questioned.
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          I bit my lip and feigned a smile, donned my heavy jacket, and re-strategized the entire week.
          NATURE IS IN CHARGE AT GLACIER NATIONAL PARKEMILY PENNINGTONDECEMBER 18, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
          Whether Madame Probasco was feigning or not, the outstanding fact was that the next experiments varied greatly in effectiveness.
          THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
          While feigning to talk at their ease as they rode along, the nerves of both of our two friends were strung to the uttermost.
          THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
          Almost immediately he encountered the keeper of the prison, gesticulating and feigning a violent anger.
          THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLARMAURICE LEBLANC
          Invite him to share it, but take none yourself, feigning sudden illness.
          UNDER THE ROSEFREDERIC STEWART ISHAM
          One of the weapons of her armoury was the feigning of anger, and few could stand upright before her wrath.
          THE STRAND MAGAZINE, VOLUME XXVII, JANUARY 1904, NO. 157VARIOUS
          She approved of his feigning, for as long as these men did not seek to injure her, why should he incur their further notice?
          RUTH FIELDING ON THE ST. LAWRENCEALICE B. EMERSON
          It was not an unusual thing to see young boys feigning drunkenness and staggering through the village.
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