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.
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 George Meredith
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
adjective (usually postpositive)
deeply moved, esp by sorrow or grief: he was greatly affected by her departure
changed, esp detrimentally
behaving, speaking, etc, in an artificial or assumed way, esp in order to impress others
feigned: affected indifference
(archaic) inclined; disposed
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.
moving or exciting the feelings or emotions. to act on; produce an effect or change in: Cold weather affected the crops. to impress the mind or move the feelings of: The music affected him deeply. (of pain, disease, etc.) to attack or lay hold of. Psychology. feeling or emotion. Psychiatry. an expressed or observed emotional […]
fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affection of a parent for an only child. Often, affections. emotion; feeling; sentiment: over and above our reason and affections. the emotional realm of love: a place in his affections. Pathology. a disease, or the condition of being diseased; abnormal state of body or mind: a gouty affection. the […]
relating to or implying . Historical Examples Carrie realised the change of affectional atmosphere at once. Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser With the affectional experiences which we are considering, the relatively ‘pure’ condition lasts. Essays in Radical Empiricism William James Its contents or material shift their values back and forth from technological or utilitarian to æsthetic, […]