Definition of affected
Examples of affected in a Sentence
Leinart laughs with his friends about the parallels with his favorite TV show, but he's sensitive about the perception that he's an affected socialite. —Michael Silver, Sports Illustrated, 23 July 2007
… he accused the literary establishment of eschewing good clean writing and advancing affected, artsy prose instead. —Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review, 9 Sept. 2001
Without this fraught boundary between old money and new, between inherited and affected tastes, some of our greatest writers would have had to find something else to write about. —E. B. Harper, Civilization, June/July 2000
With a workmanlike thoroughness, they alter their diction and mannerisms for each new role—for example, Kidman drops her voice at least half an octave and adopts a suitably tailored upper-class accent to portray an affected starlet who carries a teddy bear to surreptitious trysts. —Celia Wren, Commonweal, 26 Feb. 1999
affected laughter at the boss's jokes
with her pinkie extended, the four-year-old held her tiny teacup in that affected manner that some women have
Recent Examples of affected from the Web
President Nicolás Maduro played down the strike, and some areas in the capital and elsewhere appeared less affected.
There are roughly 1,300 affected in Floyd County, while about 200 are affected in Clark, as of about 8:30 p.m., the website shows.
Lyster said Anaheim intends to bring back some form of seating to the affected bus benches.
Other affected hotels include 11 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino properties and 21 Loews Hotels.
The lackluster performance adds to evidence that U.K. consumers are tightening their purse strings amid a squeeze on disposable incomes that’s affected sales at DFS Furniture Plc and Debenhams Plc.
HA: When the travel ban was first instituted, there were a lot of lawyers who went to airports to represent affected persons.
Some of the artwork created during the event was sold to raise money for affected artists, generating more than $10,000 for the Re-CREATE Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund.
Those who purchased affected items are encouraged to return them for a full refund.
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AFFECTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of affected for English Language Learners
: not natural or genuine
AFFECTED Defined for Kids
Definition of affected for Students
: not natural or genuine affected manners
affectedlyadverb laughing affectedly
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