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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feigned 
  adj  :  not  genuine;  "feigned  sympathy" 




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