how to pronounce feign


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feign is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of feign in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… he'd just like feign unconsciousness he …”

meanings of feign


  1. To hide or conceal.
  2. To make a false show or pretence of; to counterfeit or simulate. The pupil feigned sickness on the day of his exam.
  3. To make an action as if doing one thing, but actually doing another, for example to trick an opponent.
  4. To imagine; to invent; to pretend.

feign frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word feign occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics feign can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that feign can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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