affectedness

noun
1. the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)
Ant: ↑unaffectedness
Derivationally related forms: ↑affected
Hypernyms: ↑unnaturalness
Hyponyms: ↑airs, ↑pose, ↑coyness, ↑demureness, ↑preciosity, ↑preciousness
Attrubites: ↑affected, ↑unnatural, ↑unaffected
2. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
Syn: ↑affectation, ↑mannerism, ↑pose
Derivationally related forms: ↑pose (for: ↑pose)
Hypernyms: ↑pretense, ↑pretence, ↑pretending, ↑simulation, ↑feigning
Hyponyms: ↑attitude, ↑radical chic

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Affectedness — Af*fect ed*ness, n. Affectation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affectedness — index false pretense, histrionics, pretense (ostentation), pride Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • affectedness — noun see affected …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affectedness — See affectedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • affectedness — noun The state or quality of being affected …   Wiktionary

  • affectedness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Artificial behavior adopted to impress others: affectation, air (used in plural), mannerism, pose, pretense. See HONEST, TRUE …   English dictionary for students

  • affectedness — n. insincerity, state of pretending, being artificial …   English contemporary dictionary

  • affectedness — n. See affectation …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • affectation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Artificiality of manner Nouns 1. (affected quality) affectation, affectedness, artificiality, insincerity, histrionics, ostentation; charlatanism, quackery (See deception); pretense, gloss, veneer,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pretense — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. show, pretension, affectation, sham, imitation, ostentation; makeshift, simulation, excuse, pretext, evasion. See falsehood, vanity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of pretending] Syn. affectation,… …   English dictionary for students

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