|1.||[ verb ] make believe with the intent to deceive|
|Synonyms:||pretend affect dissemble sham|
"He feigned that he was ill" "He shammed a headache"
|Related terms:||misrepresent mouth play_possum waffle take_a_dive make hypocrite imposter pretense pretense malingerer|
|2.||[ verb ] make a pretense of|
|Synonyms:||assume sham simulate|
"She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger" "he feigned sleep"
|Related terms:||dissemble play feint imposter pretense|