Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality.
  • adv. lovingly; with tender care

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality.
  • adv. Lovingly; with tender care.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an affected or assumed manner; with affectation; hypocritically; with more show than reality: as, to walk affectedly; affectedly civil.
  • With tender care; lovingly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an affected manner

Etymologies

affected +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.