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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AFFECTED

They affected that they never habitually thought of lesser concerns.

She stood aghast all this time, partly with real, partly with affected, surprise.

I said, that I should not be affected by the splendour of even a royal title.

Like many of the courtiers, Mistress Fitton affected the society of the players.

Cadge thinks me still betrothed to John, so she affected to misunderstand.

Like an inspiration it came to the girl what had affected her so disagreeably in Crane—it was his eyes.

"Let me know the worst," Madame Permon said, with affected distress.

The individual so affected appears to lose all sense of its surroundings.

If they watched me furtively whenever I went out of doors, I affected not to see it.

He entered with a face of suppressed joy and affected melancholy.

WORD ORIGIN

past participle adjective from affect (v.2); 1530s in the now-obsolete sense "favorably disposed" (preserved in disaffected); meaning "artificially displayed" is recorded from 1580s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AFFECTED

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adjectiveconsciously affecting the unfashionable, weird, or bizarre
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.