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 for Feigned
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feign \Feign\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Feigned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Feigning.] [OE. feinen, F. feindre (p. pr. feignant), fr.
     L. fingere; akin to L. figura figure,and E. dough. See
     Dough, and cf. Figure, Faint, Effigy, Fiction.]
     1. To give a mental existence to, as to something not real or
        actual; to imagine; to invent; hence, to pretend; to form
        and relate as if true.
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              There are no such things done as thou sayest, but
              thou feignest them out of thine own heart. --Neh.
                                                    vi. 8.
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              The poet
              Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and
              floods.                               --Shak.
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     2. To represent by a false appearance of; to pretend; to
        counterfeit; as, to feign a sickness. --Shak.
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     3. To dissemble; to conceal. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feigned \Feigned\, a.
     Not real or genuine; pretended; counterfeit; insincere;
     false. "A feigned friend." --Shak.
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           Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned
           lips.                                    --Ps. xvii. 1.
     -- Feign"ed*ly, adv. -- Feign"ed*ness, n.
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           Her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me
           with her whole heart, but feignedly.     --Jer. iii.
                                                    10.
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     Feigned issue (Law), an issue produced in a pretended
        action between two parties for the purpose of trying
        before a jury a question of fact which it becomes
        necessary to settle in the progress of a cause. --Burill.
        --Bouvier.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  feigned
      adj 1: not genuine; "feigned sympathy"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "feigned":
     affected, apocryphal, artificial, assumed, bastard, bogus,
     brummagem, colorable, colored, counterfeit, counterfeited,
     distorted, dressed up, dummy, embellished, embroidered, ersatz,
     factitious, fake, faked, false, falsified, fictitious, fictive,
     garbled, hypocritical, illegitimate, imitation, junky,
     make-believe, man-made, mock, perverted, phony, pinchbeck,
     pretended, pseudo, put-on, quasi, queer, self-styled, sham, shoddy,
     simulated, so-called, soi-disant, spurious, supposititious,
     synthetic, tin, tinsel, titivated, twisted, unauthentic, ungenuine,
     unnatural, unreal, warped
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FEIGNED issue, pract. An issue brought by consent of the parties, or the 
  direction of a court of equity, or such courts as possess equitable powers, 
  to determine before a jury some disputed matter of fact, which the court has 
  not the power or is unwilling to decide. 3 Bl. Com. 452; Bouv. Inst. Index, 
  h. t 
  
  

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