Feigned Feigned, a. Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere; false. ``A feigned friend.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. --Ps. xvii. 1. -- {Feign"ed*ly}, adv. -- {Feign"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly. --Jer. iii. 10. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • feignedness — feignˈedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑feign …   Useful english dictionary

  • feigned — feignedly /fay nid lee/, adv. feignedness, n. /faynd/, adj. 1. pretended; sham; counterfeit: feigned enthusiasm. 2. assumed; fictitious: a feigned name. 3. disguised: a feigned voice. [1325 75; ME; see FEIGN, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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