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affectedness Line breaks: af|fect¦ed|ness
Pronunciation: /əˈfɛktədnəs/

Definition of affectedness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The character or quality of being affected or pretentious: her lack of affectedness
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  • They're slight to say the least and ordinary-looking to the point of affectedness.
  • The formality and scale of her attire, her pose, and her lack of affectedness suggest class and gender and also hyperbole and overstatement.
  • She had no affectedness anywhere, but was as natural as are all the girls of her generation.

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