affected +‎ -ly


affectedly (comparative more affectedly, superlative most affectedly)

  1. In an affected manner; hypocritically; with more show than reality.
    • 1614, Thomas Lodge (translator), The Workes of Lucius Annæus Seneca, London: William Stansby, Epistles to Lucilius, Epist. 115, p. 463,[1]
      The speech is the Image of the minde: if a man mince it, disguise and polish it ouer curiously, it is a signe that he which speaketh it, is an hypocrite, and little worth. It is no manly ornament to speake affectedly.
    • 1776, Samuel Jackson Pratt, Liberal Opinions, London: G. Robinson & J. Bew, Volume 4, Chapter 68, pp. 4-5,[2]
      I was resolved to decline all imitations for the future, and stick to the original, uncouth as it might be. Better, thought I, to be naturally clownish, than affectedly ridiculous []
    • 1817 December, [Jane Austen], chapter VIII, in Northanger Abbey; published in Northanger Abbey: And Persuasion. [], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: John Murray, [], 1818, OCLC 318384910, page 114:
      Her manners shewed good sense and good breeding; they were neither shy, nor affectedly open []
    • 1915, Joseph Conrad, Victory, New York: Modern Library, 1921, Chapter 7, p. 57,[3]
      Schomberg turned up, yawning affectedly, almost before Davidson had regained his seat.
  2. (obsolete) Lovingly; with tender care.
  3. (obsolete) With intention, intentionally, deliberately.
    • 1655, Inigo Jones, The Most Notable Antiquity of Great Britain, Vulgarly Called Stone-Heng on Salisbury Plain Restored, London: Daniel Pakeman, p. 10,[5]
      [] the Excelsi or high places mentioned in the sacred Story, wherein the Heathen performed idolatrous rites unto their Idols, were commonly groves, affectedly sited upon some mountainous place, without any House or Temple.
    • 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 10, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. [], London: [] Eliz[abeth] Holt, for Thomas Basset, [], OCLC 153628242, book IV, page 314:
      I have affectedly made use of this measure here [] because, I think, it would be of general convenience, that this should be the common measure in the Commonwealth of Letters.

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