Is there a verb that describes the situation where someone tries to fake forgetting .. pretending he forgot something but he didn't?

I wish you get my point.

  • it's called lying.
    – dockeryZ
    May 28 '15 at 2:23

There's no word for pretending to forget, but there is the verb to feign. One could feign forgetfulness.


You could say that:

  • He kicked the problem in the long grass (= He reacted to the problem by doing something to make sure that everyone would forget about it instead of trying to solve it)

  • His forgetfulness is make-believe.

  • He faked having forgotten.

  • He feigned having forgotten.


I think the easiest way of saying this is contained in the question - he pretended to forget.....

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