- assumed artificially; unnatural; feigned: affected sophistication; an affected British accent.
- assuming or pretending to possess that which is not natural: Her affected wealth and social pedigree are so obviously false that it's embarrassing.
- inclined or disposed: well affected toward the speaker's cause.
- held in affection; fancied: a novel much affected by our grandparents.
Origin of affected2
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Examples from the Web for affectedly
Her answer was deep-toned and affectedly solemn in one so young.The Tyranny of the Dark
I shwugged my shoulders, smiled affably, and as affectedly as you like, and changed the subject.A Simpleton
Her voice was affectedly musical as she added: "Come and see me, won't you?"The Eagle's Heart
"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.The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two
- deeply moved, esp by sorrow or griefhe was greatly affected by her departure
- changed, esp detrimentally
C17: from affect 1 + -ed ²
- behaving, speaking, etc, in an artificial or assumed way, esp in order to impress others
- feignedaffected indifference
- archaic inclined; disposed
C16: from affect ² + -ed ²
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Word Origin and History for affectedly
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