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AFFECTED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does affected mean? 

AFFECTED (adjective)
  The adjective AFFECTED has 3 senses:

1. acted upon; influenced
2. speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
3. being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

  Familiarity information: AFFECTED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFFECTED (adjective)


Sense 1affected [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acted upon; influenced

Similar:

impressed (deeply or markedly affected or influenced)

wonder-struck (affected by or overcome with wonder)

taken (be affected with an indisposition)

subject (likely to be affected by something (especially something unpleasant))

stage-struck (infatuated with or enthralled by the theater especially the desire to act)

smitten; stricken; struck ((used in combination) affected by something overwhelming)

Also:

affected; moved; stirred; touched (being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion)

Antonym:

unaffected (undergoing no change when acted upon)


Sense 2affected [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Synonyms:

affected; unnatural

Similar:

plummy ((of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich)

mannered (having unnatural mannerisms)

elocutionary ((used of style of speaking) overly embellished)

constrained; forced; strained (lacking spontaneity; not natural)

artificial; contrived; hokey; stilted (artificially formal)

agonistic; strained (struggling for effect)

Also:

deliberate; studied (produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation)

Attribute:

affectedness (the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others))

Antonym:

unaffected (free of artificiality; sincere and genuine)


Sense 3affected [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

Synonyms:

moved; stirred; touched; affected

Context examples:

too moved to speak / very touched by the stranger's kindness

Similar:

sick (deeply affected by a strong feeling)

Also:

affected (acted upon; influenced)

emotional (of more than usual emotion)


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