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Meaning of AFFECTED

Pronunciation:  u'fektid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  acted upon; influenced
  2. [adj]  speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

AFFECTED is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: agonistic, artificial, constrained, contrived, elocutionary, forced, impressed(p), mannered, plummy, smitten, stage-struck, stilted, strained, stricken, struck, taken, unnatural, wonder-struck
 Antonyms: unaffected
 See Also: deliberate, moved(p), studied



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Af*fect"ed\ ([a^]f*f[e^]kt"[e^]d), p. p. & a.
1. Regarded with affection; beloved. [Obs.]

         His affected Hercules.                --Chapman.

2. Inclined; disposed; attached.

         How stand you affected to his wish?   --Shak.

3. Given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess
   what is not natural or real.

         He is . . . too spruce, too affected, too odd.

4. Assumed artificially; not natural.

         Affected coldness and indifference.   --Addison.

5. (Alg.) Made up of terms involving different powers of the
   unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation.

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