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unfeigned

[uhn-feynd] /ʌnˈfeɪnd/
adjective
1.
not feigned; sincere; genuine.
Origin of unfeigned
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English unfeynid. See un-1, feign, -ed2
Related forms
unfeignedly
[uhn-fey-nid-lee] /ʌnˈfeɪ nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
unfeignedness, noun
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  • This gave him unfeigned pleasure, though it did not permit him to hope that he should ever see Margaret.

  • "More than that, I suspect," said Cashel, with a most unfeigned carelessness.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • And then he looked at the handsome lad with unfeigned approval.

    Mollie's Prince Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • But when a Burman sees a fox-terrier or any English dog his delight is unfeigned.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • He looked from one to the other of the persons present in unfeigned astonishment.

  • Mr. Goddard glanced from her to his brother-in-law in unfeigned perplexity.

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • When his eyes fell on her, his unfeigned surprise filled her with exultation.

    Soliloquies in England George Santayana
  • "You reasoned it out beautifully," I exclaimed, in unfeigned admiration.

  • A trifle tired with her walk, Miss Ware hailed the sight of this spot with unfeigned gladness.

    Cape of Storms Percival Pollard
  • And Louise stared at the Reverend Gabriel in unfeigned astonishment.

    In Blue Creek Caon Anna Chapin Ray
Word Origin and History for unfeigned
adj.

late 14c., "sincere, genuine, true, real," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of feign.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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