Definition of "feigned" [feigned]

  • Not real; pretended: a feigned modesty. (adjective)
  • Made-up; fictitious. (adjective)
  • (of a gesture, statement or emotion) not real (adjective)

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Use "feigned" in a sentence
  • "Boehner, speaking today on Fox News, said he brushed off Biden's outburst, which he described as "feigned moral outrage" from the vice president."
  • "He shook his head, and twinkled his eyes in feigned amusement, and marveled to himself that her intuition should have so squarely hit the mark."
  • "The first general in feigned outrage tells the Fuhrer that they should exterminate one hundred thousand Jews."