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affected2

[uh-fek-tid] /əˈfɛk tɪd/
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.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; affect2 + -ed2
Related forms
affectedly, adverb
affectedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for affectedness

affected1

/əˈfɛktɪd/
adjective (usually postpositive)
1.
deeply moved, esp by sorrow or grief: he was greatly affected by her departure
2.
changed, esp detrimentally
Word Origin
C17: from affect1 + -ed²

affected2

/əˈfɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
behaving, speaking, etc, in an artificial or assumed way, esp in order to impress others
2.
feigned: affected indifference
3.
(archaic) inclined; disposed
Derived Forms
affectedly, adverb
affectedness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from affect² + -ed²
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Word Origin and History for affectedness

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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