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affected

2
[uh-fek-tid]
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.
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Origin of affected

2
First recorded in 1525–35; affect2 + -ed2
Related formsaf·fect·ed·ly, adverbaf·fect·ed·ness, noun
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Historical Examples of affectedly

  • Her answer was deep-toned and affectedly solemn in one so young.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

    Hamlin Garland

  • I shwugged my shoulders, smiled affably, and as affectedly as you like, and changed the subject.

    A Simpleton

    Charles Reade

  • Her voice was affectedly musical as she added: "Come and see me, won't you?"

    The Eagle's Heart

    Hamlin Garland

  • "I asked a civil question, and I expect a civil answer," he said affectedly.

    Sons and Lovers

    David Herbert Lawrence

  • "These doctors are lucky fellows," Croker observed, affectedly.


British Dictionary definitions for affectedly

affected

1
adjective (usually postpositive)
  1. deeply moved, esp by sorrow or griefhe was greatly affected by her departure
  2. changed, esp detrimentally
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Word Origin for affected

C17: from affect 1 + -ed ²

affected

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

Word Origin for affected

C16: from affect ² + -ed ²
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Word Origin and History for affectedly

affected

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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