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Definition of FEINT

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Feint \Feint\, v. i.
     To make a feint, or mock attack.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Feint \Feint\, a. [F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign. See {Feign}.] Feigned; counterfeit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

           Dressed up into any feint appearance of it. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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. [1913 Webster]

     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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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