Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who feigns or pretends.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who feigns or simulates; a deviser of fiction.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • For instance, the "fever worm," the larva of one of our common moths, -- the Isabella tiger-moth, -- is a noted death-feigner, and will

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • States is the most accomplished death-feigner that I have ever seen; its make-believe death struggles, in which it writhes and twists in seeming agony and finally turns upon its back and assumes _rigor mortis_, cannot be surpassed by any actor "on the boards" in point of pantomimic excellence.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • (_Canthon lævis_), which may be seen any day in August rolling its ball of manure, in which are its eggs, to some suitable place of interment, is a remarkable death-feigner.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • The champion death-feigner of the vegetable kingdom is a South American plant, _Mimosa pudica_.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals

  • This miraculously healed individual was a feigner, who had eventually been recognised at the Medical Verification Office.

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

  • And these three voices differ, as the thing done, the doing, and the doer; the thing feigned, the feigning, and the feigner; so the poem, the poesy, and the poet.

    Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter and Some Poems

  • -- A poet is that which by the Greeks is called [Greek text], a maker, or a feigner: his art, an art of imitation or feigning; expressing the life of man in fit measure, numbers, and harmony, according to Aristotle; from the word [Greek text], which signifies to make or feign.

    Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter and Some Poems

  • Once he came out in support for Scuzzifaker, and attacked Hoffman, he showed himself to be a man without principles, and certainly no more than a feigner to conservative values, that he is obviouysly willing to toss in the dirt for the mere hope at the Pyrrhic victory a Scuzzifaker win would bring.

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  • ““the creator,” ” why must this mean the “liar,” the “feigner,” the “tale-teller?”

    Life of Lord Byron

  • (I don’t think you really are a “feigner of anesthesia”, but if you were: would you let me torment you to show your stoic faith in the sterile structuralism of the world?

    Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?

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