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English definition of “feign”

feign

verb [T] uk   /feɪn/ us  
to pretend to have a particular feeling, problem, etc. : You know how everyone feigns surprise when you tell them how old you are. The prosecution claimed that the defendant had feigned the injury. She responded to his remarks with feigned amusement.
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