Synonyms of feigning


1. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling, misrepresentation, deceit, deception

usage: pretending with intention to deceive

2. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning, deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation

usage: the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"


1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble, misrepresent, belie

usage: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

2. simulate, assume, sham, feign, dissemble, pretend, act

usage: make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

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