Affectedly



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.
Historical Examples

Her invitations poured upon him, her affectedly deep voice, reproachful or alluring, haunted his telephone.
The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris

“I asked a civil question, and I expect a civil answer,” he said affectedly.
Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence

And yet I have read in affectedly learned books that Africa was only fit for the Africans!
In Darkest Africa, Vol. 2; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria Henry Morton Stanley

“I am not mistaken, good friend,” drawled out Robinson, affectedly.
Horse-Shoe Robinson John Pendleton Kennedy

Prim, prim, adj. exact and precise in manner: affectedly nice.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R) Various

But to our great annoyance his salute was perfect, affectedly perfect.
Combed Out Fritz August Voigt

“I thought that la Henderson might have taught her something,” said Peddar, affectedly.
The Martins Of Cro’ Martin, Vol. I (of II) Charles James Lever

Under the affectedly careless scrutiny of the hostess he falls dramatically into an attitude of awed entrancement.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

Quack doctors are indeed pompous, self-sufficient, affectedly solemn, venal and unfeeling with a vengeance.
Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery Robert Means Lawrence

His voice was pitched in an affectedly high key, his manner languidly ceremonious.
The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen

adjective (usually postpositive)
deeply moved, esp by sorrow or grief: he was greatly affected by her departure
changed, esp detrimentally
adjective
behaving, speaking, etc, in an artificial or assumed way, esp in order to impress others
feigned: affected indifference
(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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