- n. 佯攻；伪装
- vi. 佯攻；假装
- vt. 佯攻
- adj. 假的
1. fingere (form root fig-) => Old French variant form feindre (pp. feint) "pretend, imitate, feign".
2. => feint: pretend, imitate, feign.
- feint: The noun feint  and the adjective feint  are essentially different words, but they have a common ultimate origin. Feint ‘misleading mock attack’ was borrowed from French feinte, a noun use of the feminine form of the past participle of feindre ‘pretend’ (from which English got feign). Feint ‘printed with pale lines’ is an artificial variant of faint introduced in the printing trade in the mid 19th century (and faint itself originally came from the past participle of feindre).
=> faint, feign
- feint (n.)
- 1670s, "a false show, assumed appearance;" 1680s as "a pretended blow, movement made to deceive an opponent as to the object of an attack," from French feinte "a feint, sham, fabrication, pretense," abstract noun from Old French feint "false, deceitful; sham, artificial; weak, faint, lazy, indolent" (13c.), originally fem. past participle of feindre "pretend, shirk" (see feign).
Borrowed c. 1300 as adjective ("deceitful," also "enfeebled; lacking in courage;" see feint (v.)), but long obsolete in that sense except as a trade spelling of faint among stationers and paper-makers. Also as a noun in Middle English with senses "false-heartedness" (early 14c.), "bodily weakness" (c. 1400).
- feint (v.)
- c. 1300, feinten, "to deceive, pretend" (obsolete), also "become feeble or exhausted; to lack spirit or courage," from Middle English feint (adj.) "feigned, false, counterfeit" and directly from Old French feint "false, deceitful; weak, lazy," past participle of feindre "to hesitate, falter; lack courage; feign, pretend, simulate" (see feign). Sense of "make a sham attack, make a pretended blow" is attested by 1833, from the noun (1680s as "a feigned attack"). Related: Feinted; feinting.
- 1. The contest becomes mainly one of feint and counterfeint.
- 2. Make a feint to the east but attack in the west.
- 3. The boy made a feint of studying hard, though actually he was listening to the radio.
- 这孩子实际上正在听收音机, 却假装着在用功.
- 4. With lightning feint, one after another pair finally seized hold and began to grapple.
- 5. The enemy was at first deceived by feint on Berlin, but not for long enough.
- 敌人起初被我们对柏林的佯攻所欺骗, 但这种情况并未维持多久.
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