When Barbara Walters shut him down, he feigned hurt feelings and curled up on Rosie O'Donnell's lap.
She says she was released when she feigned acceptance of their dogma.
In the new world order where every diner is a critic, there is a lot of feigned expertise.
c.1300, from Old French feign-, present participle stem of feindre "pretend, represent, imitate, shirk" (12c.), from Latin fingere "to touch, handle; devise; fabricate, alter, change" (see fiction). Related: Feigned; feigning.