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- n. The state or quality of being unaffected.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being unaffected.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. not affected; a personal manner that is not consciously constrained
This is obvious, because we know we make something, but if we value sincerity, genuineness, purity of purpose and unaffectedness, it can be a difficult realization, and reconciling yourself with this self-consciousness is a necessary and painful creative condition.
Her unaffectedness makes her particularly attractive.
I also remember the incongruity of the French girl beside me in the car, superb in her unaffectedness and when the song began on the player, just the moors, the vehicle and her in the vicinity, she was moved by the atmosphere, the intensity of the scene and I felt privileged to be part of it.
Cyrus projects that unaffectedness in real life as well.
Even though but casual glances are bestowed on the dainty settings of the pages on which Nature illustrates her brief but brilliant histories, understanding little, if aught, of her deeper mysteries, but thankful for the frankness and unaffectedness of their presentation — shall not I find abundance of sumptuous colour and grace of form for my enjoyment, and for my pondering texts without number?
It is fun to be with someone who cracks jokes with the unaffectedness of a Galician peasant and who shows interest for everyday problems.
Finding a balance between freshness and urbanity ( "He did not remain simple and did not grow over-refined," said Busoni), force and transparency, unaffectedness and irony, aloofness and intimacy, between freedom and set patterns, passion and grace, abandonment and style — among the labors of the Mozart player, this is only rewarded by a stroke of good luck.
Of the same kind, in its measure, is unaffectedness with the sins of others among whom we live, or in whom we are concerned.
And it must be granted that all unaffectedness with sin, all want of humiliation and godly sorrow upon it, is from an undue hardness of heart; and they who are not affected with it have great reason to be jealous over themselves, even as unto their spiritual state and condition.
We see him in this book of Mr. Carpenter's to that advantage which perfect unaffectedness and sincerity can never lose.
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