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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Feign v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feigned p. pr. & vb. n. Feigning.]
 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.
 3. To dissemble; to conceal. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Feigned a. Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere; false. “A feigned friend.”
    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) 2.0

      adj : not genuine; "feigned sympathy"