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affected2

af·fect·ed2

affected2

 
pronunciation:
fek tihd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: assumed; simulated.
The author is critical of what she sees as the affected morality of the upper class.
synonyms:
assumed, pretended, simulated
similar words:
contrived, counterfeit, feigned, hollow, phony, sham, spurious, unnatural
definition 2: artificial in manner and appearance.
He's a nice enough person but his manner seems so affected that he appears to be a snob.
synonyms:
artificial, forced, mannered
antonyms:
artless, natural, simple, unaffected, unpretentious
similar words:
cutesy, genteel, highfalutin, la-di-da, mincing, pompous, precious, pretentious, studied, theatrical
derivations: affectedly (adv.), affectedness (n.)