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  • affected — adjective Date: 1587 1. inclined, disposed < was well affected toward her > 2. a. given to or marked by affectation < spoke in an affected manner > b. assumed artificially or falsely ; pret …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affected — UK [əˈfektɪd] / US [əˈfektəd] adjective affected behaviour is not natural but is done to impress other people His affected manner annoyed her. Derived word: affectedly adverb …   English dictionary

  • affected — af|fect|ed [ ə fektəd ] adjective used for describing behavior that is not natural but is done to impress other people: His affected manner annoyed her. ╾ af|fect|ed|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lah-di-da — la di da f4 [la di da la di das] (also lah di da) adjective, exclamation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mince — Mince, v. i. 1. To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner. [1913 Webster] The daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, . . . mincing as they go. Is. iii. 16. [1913 Webster] I ll . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strut´ter — strut1 «struht», verb, strut|ted, strut|ting, noun. –v.i. to walk in a vain, important, or affected manner: »The rooster struts about the barnyard. –v.t. to walk upon or over with a vain, self important, or affected manner: »to strut the stage.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • minaudière — /mee noh dyair /; Fr. /mee noh dyerdd /, n., pl. minaudieres / dyairz /; Fr. / dyerdd /. a small, sometimes jeweled case for a woman s cosmetics or other personal objects, often carried as a handbag. Also, minaudiere. [1935 40 (earlier in sense… …   Universalium

  • Mannerism — In Parmigianino s Madonna with the Long Neck (1534 40), Mannerism makes itself known by elongated proportions, highly stylized poses, and lack of clear perspective. Mannerism is a period of European art that emerged from the later years of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-fashioning — Self fashioning, a term introduced by Stephen Greenblatt ( Renaissance Self Fashioning , 1980), is used to describe the process of constructing one s identity and public persona according to a set of socially acceptable standards. Greenblatt… …   Wikipedia

  • too-too — /tooh tooh /, Informal. adj. 1. excessively and tastelessly affected: The movie was simply too too. adv. 2. in an excessively and tastelessly affected manner. [1890 95; orig. adj. use of adv. phrase too too] * * * …   Universalium

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