feigning

Definitions of feigning
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n pretending with intention to deceive

Synonyms:
dissembling, pretence, pretense
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bluff
pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
pretext, stalking-horse
something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
hypocrisy, lip service
an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
putoff
a pretext for delay or inaction
crocodile tears
a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping
Type of:
deceit, deception, misrepresentation
a misleading falsehood

n the act of giving a false appearance

Synonyms:
pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation
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appearance, show
pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
make-believe, pretend
the enactment of a pretense
affectation, affectedness, mannerism, pose
a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
masquerade
making a false outward show
attitude
a theatrical pose created for effect
radical chic
an affectation of radical left-wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them
Type of:
deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation
the act of deceiving