Definition of feign in English:

feign

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Pronunciation: /feɪn
 
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verb

[with object]

Origin

Middle English: from Old French feign-, stem of feindre, from Latin fingere 'mould, contrive'. Senses in Middle English (taken from Latin) included 'make something', 'invent a story, excuse, or allegation', hence 'make a pretence of a feeling or response'. Compare with fiction and figment.

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