v. feigned, feign·ing, feigns
a. To give a false appearance of: feign sleep.
b. To represent falsely; pretend to: feign authorship of a novel.
2. To imitate so as to deceive: feign another's voice.
3. To fabricate: feigned an excuse.
4. Archaic To invent or imagine.
To pretend; dissemble.
[Middle English feinen, from Old French feindre, from Latin fingere, to shape, form; see dheigh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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