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to evoke a usually strong mental or emotional response from

to take on or give a false appearance of

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Hallie Foote turns in another effectively quiet, perf that suggests complicated layers beneath the flat affect of her character, while Colby, in a role that tips uncomfortably into melodrama, does his best to smooth out the contradictions of a character who would be more at home in another play.
Numbness, flat affect, inability to love, refusal to acknowledge the pain that one causes another--all these are visible in lesbian subculture.
Mindy Nirenstein plays her depressed character in low-key way, almost with flat affect but with great comic effect and empathy.
The negative symptoms consist of patterns of nonresponsivity: passivity, a lack of spontaneity, flat affect (a lack of emotional responsivity), the inability to initiate goal-directed activity, social withdrawal, a lack of motivation, and anhedonia (an inability to experience pleasure) (Crow, 1980).
You want to be a priest when you grow up," I repeated with the same flat affect exhibited by catatonic schizophrenics and Republican presidential candidates.
And could there be a choicer foil for the flat affect of Steven Baldi's painterly reproduction of a 1932 Museum of Modern Art catalogue and Liz Deschenes exhibition announcement than a neighboring, salacious, early-'70s Dorothy Iannone?
Affected dancers may have declining dance performance, loss of interest in the activity, sleep and appetite disturbances, a flat affect, and little social interaction.