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Feign
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Feign as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

16 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 8 answers for the crossword clue 'Feign', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Feign a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Feign as an answer itself some 45 times.

Feign is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Monday, 20 September 2021 with the answer being PRETEND, we also found PRETEND to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"
  • Make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ACT
Something that people do or cause to happen

4 Letters

FAKE
(football) a deceptive move made by a football player

SHAM
Something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

6 Letters

AFFECT
The conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion

ASSUME
Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

7 Letters

PRETEND
The enactment of a pretense; "it was just pretend"

8 Letters

SIMULATE
Make a pretence of; "She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger"; "he feigned sleep"

9 Letters

DISSEMBLE
Make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

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