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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. not genuine;
- Example: "feigned sympathy"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart. --Neh. vi. 8. [1913 Webster] The poet Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To dissemble; to conceal. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Feigned \Feigned\, a. Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere; false. "A feigned friend." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. --Ps. xvii. 1. -- Feign"ed*ly, adv. -- Feign"ed*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly. --Jer. iii. 10. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

feigned adj 1: not genuine; "feigned sympathy"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "feigned": affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, bogus, brummagem, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited, distorted, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz, factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, fictitious, fictive, garbled, hypocritical, illegitimate, imitation, junky, make-believe, man-made, mock, perverted, phony, pinchbeck, pretended, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, self-styled, sham, shoddy, simulated, so-called, soi-disant, spurious, supposititious, synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal, warped
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

FEIGNED issue, pract. An issue brought by consent of the parties, or the direction of a court of equity, or such courts as possess equitable powers, to determine before a jury some disputed matter of fact, which the court has not the power or is unwilling to decide. 3 Bl. Com. 452; Bouv. Inst. Index, h. t