0

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
3

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

1

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.

0

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.