Antonyms for affectedness

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The Burghers are not to be match'd for Affectedness, and their Conversation is insupportable.

She had been formerly sharp in her condemnation of the Countess—her affectedness, her euphuism, and her vulgarity.

There is no affectedness of speech—for the moment it is childishly genuine.

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.

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