Unfeigned is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of unfeigned, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed
EXAMPLES - Unfeigned in a Sentence
- Their immediate unfeigned fondness for him astounded him. (source)
- Accept the unfeigned love of your ever faithful and Devoted One, (source)
- His trembling voice and unfeigned earnestness brought Little Dorrit to (source)
- If any man shall accuse this doctrine as repugnant to true and unfeigned (source)
- Their surprise seems unfeigned to me, which is a surprise in and of itself. (source)
- The letter concluded with Lavinia's unfeigned grief in the task of writing it. (source)
- For he saith that thy words arise from an honest heart and countenance unfeigned. 4 (source)
- Mary's dismay was unfeigned and spontaneous, and her father's irritation grew more pronounced. (source)
- You see, they will have led lives for others, and are full to the brim with unfeigned kindness. (source)
- "You came, oh, we'd hoped you'd come!" she roared into his good ear, her exuberance complete and unfeigned. (source)
- She burst into tears of a gratitude which could perceive was unfeigned because she was unable to utter a word. (source)
- Let us instead reach for that 'higher ground' which encompasses unfeigned love liberally garnished with tolerance. (source)
- Cecilia, who heard these questions with unfeigned astonishment, looked at him with the utmost eagerness for an explanation. (source)
- I never heard it again without thinking of that moment when a crowd of machine politicians were reduced to genuine unfeigned grief. (source)
- The same laws, because they oblige only to a desire and endeavour, mean an unfeigned and constant endeavour, are easy to be observed. (source)
- Here, then, midway between Pras and Narthacius, Agesilaus set up a trophy, halting for the moment, in unfeigned satisfaction at the exploit. (source)
- He heard of it with unfeigned concern, and earnestly solicited to be the companion of the voyage, if no better male protector were appointed. (source)
- So when my girl someday hands me up a grubby fistful of wilted dandelions, I will be sure to respond with pure, true, and unfeigned enthusiasm. (source)
- Camilla, instinctively, would with unfeigned joy, have accepted such a trust: but she thought she saw something archly significant in the eye of (source)
- Judy and David must have heard it all a hundred times before but at least I was fresh to the debate and engaged with mostly unfeigned enthusiasm. (source)
- But this day, in quitting the dining parlour, she was stopt in the hall by Higden, who, in unfeigned agonies, related, that some flasks of oil, in (source)
- Possibly because they aren't overplanned, engineered affairs, the wedding parties tend to have a glow about them, of pleasure and happiness that's unfeigned. (source)
- But as of the past year the peeve had begun to experience life with a loving family, and as of the past hour had been the recipient of a single unfeigned smile. (source)
- His schedule looked grueling, with stops in the Midwest as well, but Tobias Wolff noticed that Ray lapped up attention paid to him with unfeigned childish delight. (source)
- Lucien was ready to kill himself; his desperation was so unfeigned, that Louise forgave him, though at the same time she made him feel that he must redeem his mistake. (source)
- Fearfully, indeed, and with unfeigned reluctance she gave it, but it was the only alternative with a separation for-ever, to which she held not the necessity adequate to the pain. (source)
- They only had their two most expensive rooms left, but we took them anyway, mouthing not entirely unfeigned horror at each other about the cost when the receptionists back was turned. (source)
- The musical encounter was brief, but long enough to cast a glow -- long enough, too, to remind us now of the unfeigned, radiant engagement the master comic brought to these encounters with her public. (source)
- Jacob, in a tone of deep and unfeigned sorrow, said, his Master had been seized suddenly with the gout in his stomach, and that the doctor, who had been instantly fetched, had owned there was little hope. (source)
- Cecilia, whose affection and reverence for Mrs Delvile were unfeigned, and who loved in her son this filial enthusiasm, readily concurred with him in praising her, and sincerely esteemed her the first among women. (source)
- Here he raised up the brown bonnet, and regarding with most unfeigned astonishment a look of tender reproach from Miss Squeers, shrunk back a few paces to be out of the reach of the fair burden, and went on to say: (source)
- Referring to his trial on campaign finance charges brought by a notoriously political Democratic prosecutor, DeLay says, with a confidence that might be misplaced but clearly is unfeigned, "I'll be acquitted by the end of April." (source)
- Lucien was too much of a boy to analyze his lady-love; he gave way to unfeigned despair when she opened the campaign by entrenching herself behind the more or less skilfully devised scruples which women raise to have them battered down. (source)
- Agesilaus erected a trophy, and here for the moment he halted in unfeigned satisfaction at his exploit, since it was from an antagonist boasting the finest cavalry in the world that he had wrested victory with a body of cavalry organised by himself. (source)
- If it be from a pure conscience (that is, a conscience purified in the blood of Christ), and faith unfeigned, which is the life, or a fruit of it, whereof we are speaking, -- it is glorious and commendable; if from other principles, the Lord abhors it. (source)
- But if that prove impossible afterwards, which before was thought possible, the covenant is valid and bindeth, though not to the thing itself, yet to the value; or, if that also be impossible, to the unfeigned endeavour of performing as much as is possible, for to more no man can be obliged. (source)
- He testify'd a real Sorrow for those his rash Words, and sued for Pardon with unfeigned Submission; all which serv'd but to encrease my Burthen, already too weighty for my weak Constitution; it being inconsistent with Virtue to make him happy, yet fraternal Love made me a Sharer in his Misfortunes. (source)
- The Princess Joan then took her own chair with a dignity which became her, and compelled the two strangers to sit, one on either hand, to which the younger consented with unfeigned and respectful diffidence, and the elder with an affectation of deep humility and deference which was intended for such. (source)
- The people whom he loved best were bores anxious to talk about themselves; he listened to them with an unfeigned and delicate interest which so endeared him to the species that all the twaddlers of Angouleme credited M. de Bargeton with more understanding than he chose to show, and were of the opinion that he was underrated. (source)
- Wishing however, to remove from the minds of your Eminences and all faithful Christians this vehement suspicion reasonably conceived against me, I abjure with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith, I curse and detest the said errors and heresies, and generally all and every error, heresy, and sect contrary to the Holy Catholic Church. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "unfeigned" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 8 synonyms for unfeigned.
genuine, heartfelt, honest, natural, real, true, unaffected, unassumed
We have 2 antonyms for unfeigned.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of unfeigned from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Not feigned; genuine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Not feigned
- (adjective) Genuine
- (adjective) Not false or hypocritical
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Not feigned; not counterfeit; not hypocritical; real; sincere; genuine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Not feigned; not counterfeit; not hypocritical; real; sincere: as, unfeigned piety; unfeigned thanks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed