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feign

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfeignfeign /feɪn/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 PRETENDto pretend to have a particular feeling or to be ill, asleep etc 🔊 Feigning a headache, I went upstairs to my room.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
feign• The silence I feigned does not mean you are not in my thoughts.• I saw that her reluctance to be taken had been feigned, or part-feigned.• I know I should be kind and concerned and that I should at least feign pathos.• At decision-making time these consequences are simply left unmentioned, allowing organizational leaders to feign surprise when qualitative costs finally assert themselves.• Bernstein returned to his desk, feigning unconcern.
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Verb table
feign
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfeign
he, she, itfeigns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfeigned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave feigned
he, she, ithas feigned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad feigned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill feign
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have feigned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam feigning
he, she, itis feigning
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you, we, theyare feigning
Past
I, he, she, itwas feigning
you, we, theywere feigning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been feigning
he, she, ithas been feigning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been feigning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be feigning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been feigning
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