affected

af·fect·ed | \ ə-ˈfek-təd , a- \

Definition of affected 

(Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of affect 3

affected

adjective

Definition of affected (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : having or showing an attitude or mode of behavior that is not natural or genuinely felt : given to or marked by affectation spoke in an affected manner

b : assumed artificially or falsely : pretended an affected interest in art

2 : inclined, disposed was well affected toward her

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Other words from affected

Adjective

affectedly adverb
affectedness noun

Examples of affected in a Sentence

Adjective

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
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First Known Use of affected

Adjective

circa 1553, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for affected

Adjective

from past participle of affect entry 2

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The first known use of affected was circa 1553

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affected

adjective
af·fect·ed | \ ə-ˈfek-təd \

Kids Definition of affected

: not natural or genuine affected manners

Other words from affected

affectedly adverb laughing affectedly

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