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Feign Feign, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feigned; p. pr. & vb. n. Feigning.] [OE. feinen, F. feindre (p. pr. feignant), fr. L. fingere; akin to L. figura figure,and E. dough. See Dough, and cf. Figure, Faint, Effigy, Fiction.] 1. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true. There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart. --Neh. vi. 8. The poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods. --Shak. 2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness. --Shak. 3. To dissemble; to conceal. [Obs.] --Spenser.
Feigned
Feigned Feigned, a. Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere; false. ``A feigned friend.' --Shak. Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. --Ps. xvii. 1. -- Feign"ed*ly, adv. -- Feign"ed*ness, n. Her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly. --Jer. iii. 10. Feigned issue (Law), an issue produced in a pretended action between two parties for the purpose of trying before a jury a question of fact which it becomes necessary to settle in the progress of a cause. --Burill. --Bouvier.
Feign
Feign Feign, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feigned; p. pr. & vb. n. Feigning.] [OE. feinen, F. feindre (p. pr. feignant), fr. L. fingere; akin to L. figura figure,and E. dough. See Dough, and cf. Figure, Faint, Effigy, Fiction.] 1. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true. There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart. --Neh. vi. 8. The poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods. --Shak. 2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness. --Shak. 3. To dissemble; to conceal. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Meaning of Feigned from wikipedia

- "Feigned madness" is a phrase used in po****r culture to describe the ****umption of a mental disorder for the purposes of evasion, deceit or the diversion...
- known as Munchausen syndrome, is a factitious disorder where those affected feign disease, illness, or psychological trauma to draw attention, sympathy, or...
- response. A study by Sargeant and Eberhardt (1975) determined that ducks who feigned death had a better chance at surviving a fox attack than those who resisted...
- A feigned retreat is a military tactic, a type of feint, whereby a military force pretends to withdraw or to have been routed, in order to lure an enemy...
- repose has run. Feigned insanity is the simulation of mental illness in order to deceive. Amongst other purposes, insanity is feigned in order to avoid...
- Larry Feign (born December 5, 1955) is an American cartoonist and writer based in Hong Kong. Feign is best known for his comic strip The World of Lily...
- Feigned action is an action brought on a pretended right, when the plaintiff has no true cause of action, for some illegal purpose. In a feigned action...
- Old Testament, King David feigned madness to Achish, the king of the Philistines. Some scholars believe this was not feigned but real epilepsy, and phrasing...
- Eddie "The King" Feigner (March 25, 1925 – February 9, 2007) was an American softball player. Feigner (pronounced FAY-ner) was born in Walla Walla, Washington...
- A simulated pregnancy is a deliberate attempt to create the impression of pregnancy. It should not be confused with false pregnancy, where a person mistakenly...