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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-fek-tid]
    • /əˈfɛk tɪd/
    • /əˈfek.tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-fek-tid]
    • /əˈfɛk tɪd/

Definitions of affectedly word

  • adjective affectedly assumed artificially; unnatural; feigned: affected sophistication; an affected British accent. 1
  • adjective affectedly assuming or pretending to possess that which is not natural: Her affected wealth and social pedigree are so obviously false that it's embarrassing. 1
  • adjective affectedly inclined or disposed: well affected toward the speaker's cause. 1
  • adjective affectedly held in affection; fancied: a novel much affected by our grandparents. 1
  • noun affectedly In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality. 1
  • adverb affectedly (Obsolete (No longer in use)) lovingly; with tender care. 0

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Origin of affectedly

First appearance:

before 1525
One of the 28% oldest English words
First recorded in 1525-35; affect2 + -ed2

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Parts of speech for Affectedly


affectedly popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

affectedly usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for affectedly

adverb affectedly

  • pretentiously — characterized by assumption of dignity or importance, especially when exaggerated or undeserved: a pretentious, self-important waiter.
  • unnaturally — contrary to the laws or course of nature.
  • artificially — made by human skill; produced by humans (opposed to natural): artificial flowers.
  • preciously — of high price or great value; very valuable or costly: precious metals.

Antonyms for affectedly

adverb affectedly

  • naturally — in a natural or normal manner.

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