One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Simulated or pretended; insincere.‘her eyes widened with feigned shock’
- ‘That justification has already been rendered void by the judiciary, so a feigned appeal to ‘diversity’ is the only rationalization left.’
- ‘You'll pardon me if I don't take this feigned outrage very seriously.’
- ‘A controlled belly-laugh, followed by a small closing cough of feigned detachment.’
- ‘It was part of a certain mood of feigned seriousness about ‘climate change.’’
- ‘All of this feigned rankle and melodramatic outrage!’
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