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Noun feigning has 2 senses
  1. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling - pretending with intention to deceive
    --1 is a kind of misrepresentation, deceit, deception
    --1 has particulars:
     bluff; pretext, stalking-horse; hypocrisy, lip service
    Derived form: verb feign1
  2. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
    --2 is a kind of deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
    --2 has particulars:
     appearance, show; make-believe, pretend; affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness; masquerade
    Derived form: verb feign2
Verb feign has 2 senses
  1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble - make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
    --1 is one way to misrepresent, belie
    Derived form: noun feigning1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  2. simulate, assume, sham, feign - make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"
    --2 is one way to dissemble, pretend, act
    Derived form: noun feigning2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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