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  • n. The state or quality of being affected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Affectation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being affected; affectation.

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

  • n. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
  • n. the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)


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  • That's the reigning voice, the Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem off-kilter irony, Philip K. Dick with a lobotomy, and you better get with the program, the Manhattan-Brooklyn affectedness, or else.

    Anis Shivani: Voice in Fiction: A Favorite MFA/Writing Program Shibboleth

  • What I want is a combination of the adventure aspect of WoW with the world-affectedness of Planescape and the customability of Second Life.

    my ideal game… « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • Although their music and sharp neon aesthetic are quite obviously influenced by the me decade, La Roux members Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid exude none of the aloof affectedness that artists with cultural nostalgia usually do.

    Buzzine » They’re Going In For The Kill

  • I think that term has lost its affectedness and accuracy.

    Waldo Jaquith - Galveston mayor responds to Weed mailer.

  • The bodily rooted nature of all moodedness, i.e. of all affectedness by the world, implies also that the union of souls in love or friendship can be described suggestively in a poetic language as 'one soul in two bodies' or 'two hearts beating as one'.


  • We embrace our seasonally affectedness not as a disorder but an opportunity.

    the seventh house is in uranus

  • Few see it as affectedness or selfish disrespect, laugh, relaxed by humour dispensed as freely as the largess of sensibly priced first-class avocados.

    Less Penance As Relief

  • There are varying degrees of affectedness, ranging from near catatonia to individuals that can function independently.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • She might be absurdly non-streetwise and hardly safe out on her own, but affectedness and pose-striking were not among her foibles.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • The closest equivalents in your language would be ‘affectedness,’ ‘effectiveness,’ and ‘cause’—



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