Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: feigning
IPA transcription: [f'eɪnɪŋ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning
    Meaning: the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
  • Synonyms: pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling
    Meaning: pretending with intention to deceive
Usage examples
  • Far from coquetting with Boldwood, she had trifled with himself in thus feigning that she had trifled with another.
  • One spring day Sigurd and Frithiof had ridden away on a hunting expedition, and the old king being tired from the chase lay down on the ground to rest, feigning sleep.
  • That the honest fellow had not been feigning emotion, was abundantly demonstrated by the very red eyes with which he regarded the young gentleman, when he turned round and addressed him.
  • He thought of the window, and that possibly he might break away through it, and then he thought of feigning illness, and a hundred other absurd schemes, but they all came to nothing, and he sat there to let events take their own course as they seemed determined to do in spite of him.
  • She might feign sickness,--indeed, it would scarcely be feigning, for she felt far from well; she had never, since her illness, quite recovered her former vigor--but the inconvenience to others would be the same, and her self-sacrifice would have had, at its very first trial, a lame and impotent conclusion.