un·​af·​fect·​ed | \ˌən-ə-ˈfek-təd \

Definition of unaffected 

1 : not influenced or changed mentally, physically, or chemically

2 : free from affectation : genuine

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Other Words from unaffected

unaffectedly adverb
unaffectedness noun

Examples of unaffected in a Sentence

They shortened the book when they made the movie, but the basic story remained unaffected. He has a friendly and unaffected manner.

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Other platforms such as GOG, PSN, and XBL have so far been unaffected. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Telltale Games is reportedly closing down for good as games disappear," 15 Nov. 2018 Even if the hypervisor and operating system are compromised, the integrity and confidentiality of the enclave should be unaffected. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack," 14 Aug. 2018 Protesters have targeted oil facilities this summer but production remains unaffected, with output reaching a record high in August. Ghassan Adnan And Ali Nabhan, WSJ, "Iraq to Investigate Protesters’ Deaths as Anger Grows," 5 Sep. 2018 Nobody has seen anything like this from Will Power, normally so dry and droll, so unaffected. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Will Power was a dry, boring winner until he poured that Indy 500 milk," 27 May 2018 However, the effect on aggressive thoughts remained relatively unaffected by this publication bias. Vanessa Schipani, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Is there a link between media violence and mass shootings?," 8 Mar. 2018 When the first round of tariffs were imposed by the US on Friday, the New York Times reported that global stock markets were largely unaffected, but American farmers and smaller US manufacturers, like soybean farmers, suffered. Madeleine Ngo, Vox, "Trump just intensified his trade war with China," 11 July 2018 Those with the region’s other area code of 321 are unaffected. Gray Rohrer, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando to get new area code — 689," 10 July 2018 And even on the island of Hawaii, most tourism areas are unaffected. Ben Abramson, USA TODAY, "Hawaii travel update: Visitors unaffected by volcanoes," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of unaffected

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of unaffected was circa 1586

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English Language Learners Definition of unaffected

: not influenced or changed mentally, physically, or chemically

: genuine, sincere, or natural


un·​af·​fect·​ed | \ˌən-ə-ˈfek-təd \

Kids Definition of unaffected

1 : not influenced or changed My concentration was unaffected by the constant noise.

2 : free from false behavior intended to impress others : genuine an unaffected manner

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