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Synonyms for feign
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. feign

    The distinctive idea of assume is to take by one's own independent volition, whether well or ill, rightfully or wrongfully. One may accept an obligation or assume an authority that properly belongs to him, or he may assume an obligation or indebtedness that could not be required of him. He may assume authority or office that is his right; if he assumes what does not belong to him, he is said to arrogate or usurp it. A man may usurp the substance of power in the most unpretending way; what he arrogates to himself he assumes with a haughty and overbearing manner. One assumes the robes or insignia of office by putting them on, with or without right. If he takes to himself the credit and appearance of qualities he does not possess, he is said to affect or feign, or to pretend to, the character he thus assumes. What a debater postulates he openly states and takes for granted without proof; what he assumes he may take for granted without mention. A favorite trick of the sophist is quietly to assume as true what would at once be challenged if expressly stated. What a man claims he asserts his right to take; what he assumes he takes.

    Synonyms:
    accept, affect, appropriate, arrogate, assume, claim, postulate, presume, pretend, put on, take, usurp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissembleverb

    make believe with the intent to deceive

    "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

    Synonyms:
    bear upon, make believe, mask, touch, cloak, touch on, strike, dissemble, move, assume, involve, pretend, venture, simulate, impress, affect, hazard, act, impact, sham, guess, profess, bear on, regard, make

  2. simulate, assume, sham, feignverb

    make a pretence of

    "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, adopt, take for granted, arrogate, get into, accept, strike, dissemble, take on, imitate, acquire, usurp, simulate, assume, put on, presume, affect, take, model, sham, take over, seize, don, take up, bear, wear, copy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. feignverb

    Synonyms:
    invent, imagine, devise, fabricate, forge

  2. feignverb

    Synonyms:
    counterfeit, dissemble, affect, pretend to, make a show of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. feignverb

    Synonyms:
    pretend, dissemble, simulate, affect, counterfeit, assume

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How to use feign in a sentence?

  1. Cato the Elder:

    Tis sometimes the height of wisdom to feign stupidity.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I dislike from my depth of heart and mind; Trickery love False love Dramatic love Politic love Feign love Obsessive love Motivational love Such things, just grasp, the devilish way of life that circle within it. Such people are the shadow of evil

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Be actually good towards others. practically none would support him even from his neighborhood; Pretend to be a good person, a lot of people would feign to support him in all likelihood provided they find him wealthy or a source to earn their livelihood.Such is the high level of hypocrisy, sycophancy, selfishness-driven stupidity in our society

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I dislike from my depth of heart and mind; Trickery love False love Dramatic love Politic love Feign love Obsessive love Motivational love Such things, just grasp, the devilish way of life that circle, within it. Such people are the shadow of evil.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Three wise monkeys who teach to 'speak no evil, hear no evil, see no evil' signify refraining totally from evil, yet they also represent 'good people' who do nothing about evil, feign ignorance, and turn a blind eye to misappropriate behaviors. It's possible that evil won't prevail in the society, if good people stop to stand by, and take positive steps to stand up and be counted.


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