Feign

Definition of Feign

v. t.1.To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form and relate as if true.
[imp. & p. p. Feigned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Feigning.]
There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart.
- Neh. vi. 8.
The poet
Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods.
- Shak.
2.To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness.
3.To dissemble; to conceal.

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