Pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury): she feigned nervousness
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- Likewise, fighters who feign wounds or injury to lure the enemy within striking range teach their foes to view enemy wounded as a threat, placing all injured soldiers at risk.
- Fair enough, there are people who feign injuries and make up claims to make some money, which is totally wrong.
- One can affect unawareness, feign indifference or summon up some other defense against such entreaties.
simulate, fake, sham, affect, give the appearance of, make a show of, make a pretence of, play at, go through the motions of
informal put onpretend, put it on, fake, sham, bluff, pose, posture, masquerade, make believe, act, play-act, go through the motions, put on a false display; malinger
British informal messpretended, simulated, assumed, affected, artificial, insincere, put-on, fake, faked, false, sham; apparent, ostensible, seeming, surface, avowed, professed
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