Feigning
Feigning Feign"ing, a. That feigns; insincere; not genuine; false. -- {Feign"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • Feigning — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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