1. make believe with the intent to deceive

- He feigned that he was ill

Similar word(s): affect, dissemble, pretend, sham

Definition categories: communication, belie, misrepresent

2. make a pretence of

- he feigned sleep

Similar word(s): assume, sham, simulate

Definition categories: creation, act, dissemble, pretend

Sentences with feign as a verb:

- The pupil feigned sickness on the day of his exam.

- They feigned her signature on the cheque.

- He feigned that he had gone home at the appointed time.

- Jessica feigned the fact that she had not done her homework.