Thursday , 20 June 2024

Feigning meaning

Noun: feigning

Pronunciation:  (fey-ning)

Feigning meaning:

  • Pretending with intention to deceive

Synonyms: pretense, pretense, dissembling

  • The act of giving a false appearance

Synonyms: pretense, pretense, pretending, simulation

feigning meaning
Pretending with intention to deceive

Verb: feign


Feigning meaning:

  • Make believe with the intent to deceive

Synonyms: sham, pretend, affect, dissemble

  • Make a pretence of

Synonyms: simulate, assume, sham
Derived forms: feignings

  1. Sarah J. Maas – She moaned into her pillow. Go away. I feel like dying. No fair maiden should die alone, he said, putting a hand on hers. Shall I read to you in your final moments? What story would you like? She snatched her hand back. How about the story of the idiotic prince who won’t leave the assassin alone? Oh! I love that story! It has such a happy ending, too why, the assassin was really feigning her illness in order to get the prince’s attention! Who would have guessed it? Such a clever girl. And the bedroom scene is so lovely it’s worth reading through all of their ceaseless banter!
  2. Anna Banks – Why don’t you ever call me my prince? Galen says, feigning insult. Shut up, my prince. There, is that better?
  3. John Flanagan – You do it easily. Not on your life, Horace said. That’s what we have Rangers for. They climb up sheer rock walls and crawl along narrow, slippery ledges. I’m a trained warrior, and I’m far to valuable to risk such shenanigans. We’re not valuable? Will said, feigning insult. Horace looked at him. We’ve got two of you. We can always afford to lose one, he said firmly.
  4. Michelle Hodkin – She said you were an awesome lay, I said, feigning interest in the gush of water that spilled out from the gutter by the lockers. My face would betray me if he saw it.
  5. Robert Galbraith – Suicides, in his experience, were perfectly capable of feigning an interest in a future they had no intention of inhabiting.
  6. Tarun Shanker – I glanced at Robert, who looked at Rose, who looked back at Robert. Well, odd one out, then. Maybe he would propose if I disappeared. Oh look! Upholstery, I declared, feigning fascination with a side chair in the corner of the room.
  7. Cassandra Clare – I’d suggest we go get milk shakes or something to celebrate, but this is kind of a scary neighborhood. Shadow hunters don’t worry about scary neighborhoods. Have you learned nothing from the way Batman’s parents died? said Kit, feigning shock.
  8. Lauren Willig – For a long moment, he held her gaze without speaking, simply letting the impact of words sink in, before adding rapidly, as though he wished to get it over with as quickly as possible, I won’t deny that you’re beautiful. No mirror could tell you otherwise. But there are beautiful women for the buying in any brothel in London. Oh yes, and the ballrooms, too, if one has the proper price. It wasn’t your appearance that caught me. It was the way you put me down in the gallery at Sibley Court. Vaughn’s lips curved in a reminiscent smile. And the way you tried to bargain with me after. Successfully bargained, Mary corrected. That, replied Lord Vaughn, is exactly what I mean. Has anyone ever told you that you haggle divinely? That the simple beauty of your self-interest is enough to bring a man to his knees? Mary couldn’t in honesty say that anyone had. Vaughn’s eyes were as hard and bright as silver coins. Those are the reasons I want you. I want you for your cunning mind and your hard heart, for your indomitable spirit and your scheming soul, for they’re more honest by far than any of the so-called virtues. The truest poetry is the most feigning? Mary quoted back his own words to him. And the most feigning is the most true.

Sample sentences:

  1. I replied, feigning confusion.She put her silverware down, and we stared at each other. Well, you look jealous.
  2. Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly.
  3. There are people one knows and people one doesn’t. One shouldn’t cheapen the former by feigning intimacy with the latter.
  4. You’ve heard of animals chewing off a leg to escape a trap. there’s an animal kind of trick. a human would remain in the trap endure the pain feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind.
  5. There is something distinctly odd about the argument, however. Believing is not something you can decide to do as a matter of policy. At least, it is not something I can decide to do as an act of will. I can decide to go to church and I can decide to recite the Nicene Creed, and I can decide to swear on a stack of bibles that I believe every word inside them. But none of that can make me actually believe it if I don’t. Pascal’s Wager could only ever be an argument for feigning belief in God. And the God that you claim to believe in had better not be of the omniscient kind or he’d see through the deception.
  6. You realize that is you allow me to court you, all your opposition to marriage is going to have to be reconsidered. She smiled, feigning innocence. What opposition to marriage? Excellent. But I’m thinking we should have a long courtship.
  7. There was nothing more to be gained by feigning unconsciousness, and he raised his head, as best he could, and spat a gob of scarlet blood into his face. It was a brave thing to do, he thought. And a stupid one. Perhaps they would have let him die quietly, if he had not done that. Now, he had no doubt, they would hurt him more. And perhaps his death would come the quicker for it.
  8. For many men value appearances more than reality thus they violate what’s right. Everyone’s prepared to sigh over some suffering man, though no sorrow really eats their hearts, or they can pretend to join another person’s happiness forcing their faces into smiling masks. But a good man discerns true character he’s not fooled by eyes feigning loyalty, favoring him with watered-down respect.
  9. After I left here on Saturday, I decided never to see you again. He was sliding the frittata under the broiler, so she could only see his profile, but damn if he didn’t appear to be smirking. I know that, darling. It wounds my pride you won’t go out with me, but I can console myself with the knowledge that when you do see me, you can’t keep your knickers on for ten minutes running. She threw her cookie at him, feigning indignation.
  10. The less the mind understands and the more things it perceives, the greater its power of feigning is; and the more things it understands, the more that power is diminished.
  11. The temptation to dramatize my grief by feigning a virile stoicism-all this perhaps distracted me from any possibility of real pain.
  12. Isn’t it possible that I’m not feigning interest? That I really do want to know more about you? You’ve never been interested in me before.
  13. He drew back, feigning being affronted.
  14. I was going through a second upbringing: learning a new set of assumptions, and feigning a greater level of understanding than I really possessed.
  15. You mean you don’t wear thongs? I ask, feigning exasperation.
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