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Synonyms for affected

not genuine or sincere

artificially genteel

having concern

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acted upon

speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression


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being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

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The key to big popularity, legitimising a dictatorship, spending decades in power and then transferring that power to one's children is the Palestinian problem: Arabs admire and give credit to anyone for speaking on their behalf and demonstrating, albeit affectedly, sympathy for the Palestinian people.
From the outset, then, the context of this story is unsettled, an uncertain state of affairs that is intensified by the narrator's affectedly coy deferment of his identity in these opening lines.
There's even a Wildean figure, Jos Vantyler's effete Whitworth scion Leo, who drifts about striking affectedly weary poses and delivering delicious one liners.
28) With the development of civilization, people learn to control their feelings, and "poetry becomes first pompous and stately--then affectedly refined and ingenious--and finally gay, witty, discursive and familiar.
For Aoecho boomersAo and AomillennialsAo born from 1980 to 1990, beautiful is counter-intuitively clumsy, affectedly unsleek, modular and angular, as in Wi-Fi consoles, iPhones and the large, squarish heads of the Jonas Brothers.
He thus proposes translating the phrase as "neque mendax erat--he would not lie by any meanes, for that affectedly he stands upon hereafter" (90).
1999) ("And it is expressly to execute these powers that the sweeping clause, as it has been affectedly called, authorizes the national legislature to pass all necessary and proper laws.
This is a society where an affectedly gay surface (in the old sense of the word) thinly cloaks mutual and self-loathing.
Narrator Landrum is marvelous: great at voicing females and males, and at getting the affectedly bored and ironic tone of the characters just right.
He loses patience with William Morris, whose recipes for improving life, art and architecture 'are both inadequate and affectedly naive'.
Again, some of the contestants are amusing nut jobs - one aspiring Tucker Carlson wannabe affectedly wears two-tone shoes and a bow tie and strolls along with a cane.
Though himself the author of several books and a war correspondent at various times to boost his army pay, he fully partook of his mother's affectedly aristocratic disdain for intellectual effort that was one of the most depressing aspects of the Victorian class system.
Literary provocateur Stewart Home marries the pulp pornography of his previous skinhead novels with fundamentally more "highbrow" attributes--literary criticism, political theory, and other avenues of philosophical discourse--to produce the style he describes affectedly as "proletarian postmodernism.
The songs are often affectedly v aried--spasmodic, without very catchy melodies.
her ("no love, please" [198]), affectedly calls him