un·​af·​fect·​ed | \ ˌən-ə-ˈfek-təd How to pronounce unaffected (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web At the same time, home prices and rents rose in unaffected areas as people relocated there. oregonlive, "Smoke in your home: How to clear the air, clean up and prevent fires from spreading," 17 Sep. 2020 The damage predictions had been massively exaggerated, and the vast majority of systems were unaffected. Geoff White, Wired, "The 20-Year Hunt for the Man Behind the Love Bug Virus," 12 Sep. 2020 Aaron Rodgers is a bad matchup for this Indianapolis defense, unaffected by the rush and capable of finding every hole in the Colts' zone. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Can Philip Rivers lead Colts back to playoffs? Insiders predict outcome of all 16 games," 9 Sep. 2020 And though there have been outbreaks around the country and on other teams like Tennessee, which had to hold 44 people out of a scrimmage last weekend due to contact tracing, Louisville has been largely unaffected. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville football prepares for its season opener against WKU in COVID-19 era," 8 Sep. 2020 Although Mayer's exit in the midst of negotiations seems like a bad omen for TikTok's future, Zhang says the Microsoft deal is unlikely to be unaffected. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "TikTok’s most vocal defender is now its new interim CEO," 27 Aug. 2020 This year’s television broadcast of the Christmas concert will be unaffected. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas concert canceled because of the coronavirus," 21 Aug. 2020 After all, on issues of race, Trump’s instincts and rhetoric remain unaffected, despite Scott’s counsel. Ben Terris, Washington Post, "The Burden of Tim Scott," 21 Aug. 2020 The university said athletic teams were unaffected. Alan Blinder, New York Times, "U.N.C. Moved Classes Online. The Football Games Are Still On, for Now.," 18 Aug. 2020

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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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21 Sep 2020

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“Unaffected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaffected. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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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 How to pronounce unaffected (audio) \

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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