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.
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.]
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.
adj : not genuine; "feigned sympathy"