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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNAFFECTEDNESS

Study it; notice the unaffectedness of brush-stroke in Rembrandt.

One by one she was discarding them in favor of honesty, unaffectedness, and wholesome enjoyment.

There was something so refreshing in Jerry's frankness and unaffectedness that Dana King sat down eagerly beside her.

And thus even our old memories must be treated with the same lightness and unaffectedness.

She neither demanded moral purity nor marked ability in those she esteemed; what she did demand was unaffectedness.

And most folk-tales have a movement, a sweep, and an unaffectedness which make them splendid foundations for taste in style.

Beethoven's letters to Bettina also attest the simplicity and unaffectedness of his way of expressing himself.

Whether the author had any thought of publishing his journals or not, they have the great charm of simplicity and unaffectedness.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "not influenced, untouched in mind or feeling," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of affect. Meaning "not adopted or assumed, genuine" is recorded from 1590s; that of "not acted upon or altered (by something)" is first attested 1830.

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