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Synonyms for affected

Synonyms for affected

not genuine or sincere

artificially genteel

having concern

Synonyms for affected

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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According to Zahavi, Husserl maintains that constitution has two primal sources, the primal ego and the primal non-ego, our acts are tacitly self-aware and accessible to reflection, to be motivated is to be affectedly something, and then to respond to it, our experiences are guided by anticipations of normality, scientific theories gradually arise out of practical life, and there exists a correlation between different levels of normality and objectivity.
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.
The tempo rubato, if used affectedly, or without discretion, destroys all balance, and so tortures the melody.
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.
The moon, which is of course an age-old symbol of femininity, represents a luminous alternative to the affectedly "feminine" Evangeline, but it necessarily embodies a remote, hypothetical representation of freedom; it is not, as Hepburn assures Hannele, a thing to be jealous of.
Affectedly shy, modest, or reserved.] Speak quietly and carry a big brain.
McKellen's Marlowe Society training meant that some reviewers found his formal verse-speaking affectedly aureate.
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.
(Laughing affectedly.)--No, no; they were shut up in the drawing-room together, and all I heard was only by listening at the door." (274)
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).
In A Lover's Complaint letters are 'With sleided silk feat and affectedly l Enswathed and sealed to curious secrecy' (ll.48-49).
33, at 198-99 (Alexander Hamilton) (Clinton Rossiter ed., 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.
Howie has zero uncertainty about his sexuality, and the actor even makes his affectedly languid delivery and effete hand gestures a natural extension of who he is.