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Definition of "feint" []

  • A feigned attack designed to draw defensive action away from an intended target. (noun)
  • A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose. See Synonyms at wile. (noun)
  • To make a feint. (verb-intransitive)
  • To deceive with a feint. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a deceptive show of. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "feint" in a sentence
  • "Anyway, this is probably the closest to "classical" rag style that I've ever gotten, the D strain feint towards the Neapolitan notwithstanding."
  • "Turns out, "Choral" is a record label feint, a sonorous if deceptive introduction to the New York duo that was never intended to represent their oeuvre."
  • "Have the dumb Democrats, who think that just because the United States established war policies at the Nuremburg Trials, they must follow them; ever heard of the boxing technique called a feint punch or the legendary chess move called the "ghost knight gambit"?"