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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-fek-tid]
    • /əˈfɛk tɪd/
    • /ə.ˈfek.tɪd.nəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-fek-tid]
    • /əˈfɛk tɪd/

Definitions of affectedness word

  • adjective affectedness assumed artificially; unnatural; feigned: affected sophistication; an affected British accent. 1
  • adjective affectedness 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 affectedness inclined or disposed: well affected toward the speaker's cause. 1
  • adjective affectedness held in affection; fancied: a novel much affected by our grandparents. 1
  • noun affectedness The state or quality of being affected. 1

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Origin of affectedness

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 Affectedness


affectedness 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.

affectedness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for affectedness

noun affectedness

  • grandiosity — affectedly grand or important; pompous: grandiose words.
  • mannerism — a habitual or characteristic manner, mode, or way of doing something; distinctive quality or style, as in behavior or speech: He has an annoying mannerism of tapping his fingers while he talks. They copied his literary mannerisms but always lacked his ebullience.
  • air — Air is the mixture of gases which forms the Earth's atmosphere and which we breathe.
  • insincerity — the quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity; hypocrisy; deceitfulness.
  • pretension — the laying of a claim to something.

Antonyms for affectedness

noun affectedness

  • honesty — the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.
  • truth — the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
  • naturalness — existing in or formed by nature (opposed to artificial): a natural bridge.

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