2. dilettante, amateur, nonprofessional; eclectic, dabbler, hobbyist; pretender, fake; tyro, beginner, novice; devotee, votary, fan, follower.
aesthetic, adj.1. artistic, arty; tasteful, in good taste, to one's taste; beautiful, beauteous, exquisite, elegant, ornamental; well-composed, well-grouped, well-arranged; classic, simple, pure, chaste; fine, graceful, delicate, nice, dainty; attractive, charming, lovely, comely.
2. cultured, cultivated, refined, polished; discriminative, discriminating, particular, fastidious, critical.
3. sensitive, emotional, impressionable, responsive, receptive, susceptible; alive, conscious, open, vulnerable; aware, perceptive, sympathetic, empathetic.
1. (usu. fol. by
off) far away, abroad, at a distance, a long way off, far off, far afield, far and wide, away, beyond range, out of range; remote, distant, beyond, yonder; over the hills and far away.
-n. 2. from afar from a long way off, from a distance, from yonder.
affability, n.congeniality, friendliness, companion-ability, amicability; approachability, accessibility, conversableness, sociability; easiness, openness, unreservedness; amiability, agreeability, amenity, pleasantness, suavity; complaisance, benignness, gentleness, mildness, soft-spokenness, kindliness, obligingness; graciousness, cordiality, courteousness, courtesy, civility, comity, politeness, mannerliness.
affable, adj.congenial, friendly, companionable, amicable; approachable, accessible, communicative, conversible, sociable; easy, unreserved, open, familiar, free and easy, easygoing; amiable, agreeable, pleasant, suave; complacent, benign, gentle, mild, soft-spoken, kindly, obliging; cordial, gracious, courteous, civil, polite, mannerly, well-mannered.
affair, n.1. concern, business, matter, topic, interest, Dial,
nevermind; transaction, undertaking, operation, action, proceeding; fact, thing, particular, point.
2. affairs concerns, matters, activities, business; transactions, finances, ventures, enterprises, undertakings.
3. event, incident, occasion; circumstance; occurrence, happening, phenomenon; episode, adventure, experience, case; performance, production, function, doings; party, soiree, reception.
4. amour, love affair, affair of the heart, amourette, Fr. affaire d'amour, Fr. affaire de coeur;
intrigue, liaison, tryst, assignation.
affect1, v. 1. influence, sway, act on, play on, work on, impress upon, impact upon, effect; change, alter, modify, transform; concern, interest, be of interest to, be of importance to, apply to, relate to, pertain to.
2. touch, stir, move, soften, melt, tug orpull at the heartstrings; perturb, agitate, trouble, grieve, hurt; smite, pierce, penetrate, cut to the quick, Inf.sink or soak in, Inf.hit home, Inf.strike home, Inf.hit [s.o.] where it hurts; hit, wear, Inf.sit with, Inf.sit well with.
3. (all of pain, disease, etc.)
strike, attack, inflict; grip, seize, take hold, lay hold. -n. 4. Psychol,
emotion, passion, affection, sentiment; feeling, sensation, Inf.gut reaction.
affect2, v. 1. pretend, simulate, feign, fake, sham, counterfeit, SI. make out like ormake like.
2. put on airs, assume airs, assume, adopt, take on, put on, profess, pretend to; pose, posture, peacock; do for effect, make a show of.
affectation, n.1. pretension, pretentiousness, affectedness, unnaturalness, studiedness, artificial manner; simulation, make-believe, artificiality, insincerity; posing, posturing, peacockery; foppery, dandyism, coxcombry.