affectedly affectedly


  • (adv) in an affected manner


  1. In the drawing room, a crowd of suitably dressed folk are engaged in typically brilliant conversation, laughing affectedly and drinking champagne.
  2. At 23 Gide was a pale, thin neurotic who roamed the streets of Paris with brown beard, affectedly long hair and a spectacular cape.
  3. Much Russian writing of his age cloaked itself affectedly in secondhand French elegance.
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