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Another word for affectedness

  1. Artificial behavior adopted to impress others

      1. A false appearance or action intended to deceive:
      2. A professed but feigned reason or excuse; a pretext:
      3. Something imagined or pretended:
      1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound:
      2. To present or constitute:
      3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
      1. A distinctive behavioral trait, especially one that calls attention to itself; an idiosyncrasy.
      2. Exaggerated or affected style in an art:
      3. An artistic style of the late 1500s characterized by distortion of elements such as scale and perspective.
      1. A colorless, odorless, tasteless, gaseous mixture, mainly nitrogen (approximately 78 percent) and oxygen (approximately 21 percent) with lesser amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, neon, helium, and other gases.
      2. This mixture with varying amounts of moisture and particulate matter, enveloping the earth; the atmosphere.
      3. The sky; the firmament.
      1. A mannerism or habit that is assumed rather than natural, especially to impress others.
      2. Behavior characterized by such mannerisms or habits; artificiality: