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5 definitions found
 for Feint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feint \Feint\, v. i.
     To make a feint, or mock attack.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feint \Feint\, a. [F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign. See
     Feign.]
     Feigned; counterfeit. [Obs.]
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           Dressed up into any feint appearance of it. --Locke.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feint \Feint\, n. [F. feinte, fr. feint. See Feint, a.]
     1. That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a
        pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Courtley's letter is but a feint to get off.
                                                    --Spectator.
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     2. A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is
        intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in
        fencing, boxing, war, etc.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  feint
      n 1: any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
      v 1: deceive by a mock action; "The midfielder feinted to shoot"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "feint":
     acting, aerial tactics, affectation, airborne tactics, alibi,
     apology, appearance, applied tactics, armored tactics, art,
     artful dodge, artifice, attitudinizing, bag of tricks,
     barrier tactics, befooling, blind, bluff, bluffing, bosey, catch,
     cavalry tactics, cheat, cheating, chicanery, chouse, cloak, color,
     coloring, commend, compliment, congratulate, conspiracy, contemn,
     contrivance, counterfeit, coup, cover, cover story, cover-up,
     craft, curve, curve-ball, cut, cute trick, deceit, deception,
     defensive strategy, delusion, design, device, dirty deal,
     dirty trick, disguise, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation,
     distraction, diversion, dodge, encirclement, excuse, expedient,
     facade, face, fake, fakement, fakery, faking, false air,
     false front, false move, false show, falsity, fast deal, feigning,
     felicitate, fetch, ficelle, fire tactics, four-flushing, fraud,
     front, gambit, game, gilt, gimmick, gloss, googly, grift, guise,
     handle, hoax, hocus-pocus, home thrust, hoodwinking, humbug,
     humbuggery, imposture, infantry tactics, infiltration, intrigue,
     investment, jab, jig, joker, juggle, jugglery, knavery,
     lame excuse, little game, locus standi, lunge, make-believe,
     maneuver, mask, masquerade, meretriciousness, mob tactics,
     mobile tactics, move, ostensible motive, ostentation, outward show,
     pass, pincers movement, play, playacting, plot, ploy, poor excuse,
     pose, posing, posture, pretense, pretension, pretext, protestation,
     public motive, put-off, racket, recommend, red herring, refuge,
     representation, resort, ruse, salute, scheme, screen, scurvy trick,
     seeming, semblance, sham, shift, shock tactics, show, simulacrum,
     simulation, sleight, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick,
     smoke screen, speciousness, stab, stalking-horse, stratagem,
     strategy, subterfuge, swing, tactic, tactics, thrust, trick,
     trickery, varnish, veil, whizzer, wile, wily device,
     window dressing
  
  

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