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Meaning & Definition of Feign in English

English

Feign

/fen/

verb

1. Make believe with the intent to deceive

  • "He feigned that he was ill"
  • "He shammed a headache"
    synonym:
  • feign
  • ,
  • sham
  • ,
  • pretend
  • ,
  • affect
  • ,
  • dissemble

2. Make a pretence of

  • "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"
  • "He feigned sleep"
    synonym:
  • simulate
  • ,
  • assume
  • ,
  • sham
  • ,
  • feign