affectedness


affectedness

adjective

  1. assumed artificially; unnatural; feigned: affected sophistication; an affected British accent.
  2. assuming or pretending to possess that which is not natural: Her affected wealth and social pedigree are so obviously false that it’s embarrassing.
  3. inclined or disposed: well affected toward the speaker’s cause.
  4. held in affection; fancied: a novel much affected by our grandparents.

adjective (usually postpositive)

  1. deeply moved, esp by sorrow or griefhe was greatly affected by her departure
  2. changed, esp detrimentally

adjective

  1. behaving, speaking, etc, in an artificial or assumed way, esp in order to impress others
  2. feignedaffected indifference
  3. archaic inclined; disposed
adj.

past participle adjective from affect (v.2); 1530s in the now-obsolete sense “favorably disposed” (preserved in disaffected); meaning “artificially displayed” is recorded from 1580s.

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