- 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
Related Words for affectednessgrandiosity, mannerism, air, insincerity, pretension, pretentiousness, pretense
Examples from the Web for affectedness
Historical Examples of affectedness
The Burghers are not to be match'd for Affectedness, and their Conversation is insupportable.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I
Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
She had been formerly sharp in her condemnation of the Countess—her affectedness, her euphuism, and her vulgarity.Evan Harrington, Complete
There is no affectedness of speech—for the moment it is childishly genuine.Twenty Years a Detective in the Wickedest City in the World
Clifton R. Wooldridge
- deeply moved, esp by sorrow or griefhe was greatly affected by her departure
- changed, esp detrimentally
Word Origin for affected
- behaving, speaking, etc, in an artificial or assumed way, esp in order to impress others
- feignedaffected indifference
- archaic inclined; disposed