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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner of speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression .

Usage examples (32)
  • "Yes," he replied, drawling out the name affectedly, "I am M. Wilkie."
  • 'affectedly' she had killed herself, and turned away from it.
  • "The idea is too absurd," returned Emily, affectedly.
  • Ha, ha, ha, hah (affectedly laugh-ed the baronet): but for more
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