"feigning" in the noun sense
1. pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling
pretending with intention to deceive
2. pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning
the act of giving a false appearance
"his conformity was only pretending"
"feigning" in the verb sense
1. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble
make believe with the intent to deceive
"He feigned that he was ill"
"He shammed a headache"
2. simulate, assume, sham, feign
make a pretence of
"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"
"he feigned sleep"
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