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[mass noun] The character or quality of being affected or pretentious.‘her lack of affectedness’
pretension, pretentiousness, affectedness, artificiality, insincerity, posturing, posing, pretence, ostentation, grandiosity, snobbery, superciliousnessView synonyms
- ‘They're slight to say the least and ordinary-looking to the point of affectedness.’
- ‘She had no affectedness anywhere, but was as natural as are all the girls of her generation.’
- ‘Add in his entertaining surliness and weird affectedness—with his ranch, cop moustache, and drawl, you'd think he grew up in Texas rather than southern California.’
- ‘Which is not to say that the Book Fair was a less worthy event: the renovated schoolhouse somehow dispels art world affectedness, and I've always found the setting to be more precious than ironic.’
- ‘The formality and scale of her attire, her pose, and her lack of affectedness suggest class and gender and also hyperbole and overstatement.’
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