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Definition of the noun affectedness

What does affectedness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: affectednesses

  1. the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • antonym: unaffectedness
    • more generic word: unnaturalness = the quality of being unnatural or not based on natural principles
    • more specific words:
    • attributes:
  2. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

Alternative definition of the noun affectedness


  1. The state or quality of being affected.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for affectedness

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Google previewEmpathy in the Context of Philosophy (2010)

by L. Agosta

Affectedness is the way in which one individual is open to the emotional life of the other and the other's expression of affects,

Empathy is not reducible to affectedness; but affectedness is a significant distinction upon which 30 2 Delivering ...

Google previewDinosaurs Or Dynamos? (1999)

The United Nations and the World Bank at the Turn of the Century by Helge Ole Bergesen, Leiv Lunde

The final example of a global bad that belongs to this category of direct affectedness is the AIDS epidemic. If not contained, it spreads easily across borders ...

Google previewRuin Memories (2014)

Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past by Bjørnar Olsen, Þóra Pétursdóttir

Rather, affectedness is a provocation, and, as Butler (2012: 8) suggests we can ' turn aside from provocation, and much ofethical life depends on how well any of us respond to provocations.' Provocations are precarious and fragile; one might ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Heidegger's Philosophy (2010)

by Frank Schalow, Alfred Denker

AFFECTEDNESS (Betroffenheit). Affectedness belongs to the existential constitution of being-there and has its corresponding mode of understanding. The prior disclosedness of the world belongs to being-in, and makes it possible that we can ...

Google previewBryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words (2002)

by Bill Bryson

There is no difference between these two except length and a certain inescapable affectedness on the part of prior to. To paraphrase Bernstein, if you would use posterior to instead of after, then by all means use prior to instead of before.

Google previewA General Dictionary of the English Language (1780)

by Thomas Sheridan

AFFECTEDNESS, af-fek'-ted-nese. s. The quality ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

AFFECTEDNESS. n.s. [from afeard.] The quality of being affected, or of making false appearances. AFFECTIO Bovina, a disease incident to black cattle, occasioned by a little worm, bred between, the flesh and the skin ; which works its way ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

volcanism Zionism EK-SHUN-IST perfectionist projectionist protectionist resurrectionist EK-SI-TI biconvexity complexity convexity perplexity EK-TED- NESS affectedness dejectedness unaffectedness unexpectedness EK-TI-BL collectable ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory (2010)

by David HERMAN, Manfred JAHN, Marie-Laure RYAN

in terms of more versus less agency, dynamism, and affectedness. In this way, speakers can downplay or foreground characters' (as well as ...

Google previewA complete dictionary of the English language (1797)

by Thomas Sheridan


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Scrabble value of A1F4F4E1C3T1E1D2N1E1S1S1

The value of this 12-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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