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 The garage on the first floor that houses the fire trucks was unaffected, so crews are staying on-site on the lawn during the day to respond to calls. BostonGlobe.com, "The Plymouth Fire Department could be working without a headquarters until the end of the month after unknown debris rained down from the ceiling on the second floor Monday, Plymouth Fire Chief Ed Bradley said Wednesday.," 17 Oct. 2019 But an analysis of visitor numbers showed that the popular destination is unaffected—or even slightly buoyed—by the presence of the turbines. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "You Can Hike, Fish and Even Ski at These Visitor-Friendly Power Plants," 16 Oct. 2019 The Texans' players, coaches and staff were largely unaffected by the massive flooding caused by Tropical Depression Imelda. Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle, "Texans' Bill O'Brien on Imelda: 'I think we made out OK'," 20 Sep. 2019 However, in a draft, the ADPs for the front end of the draft are largely unaffected if a league drafts 16 players or 20 players per team. Brad Kruse, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2019: Auction Draft Primer and Strategies," 23 Aug. 2019 In Argentina, only the southernmost province of Tierra del Fuego was unaffected because it is not connected to the country’s main power grid. Time, "Argentina and Uruguay Work to Restore Power After Major Electrical Failure," 16 June 2019 And although some businesses have postponed planned investments, consumer spending in the factory and farm communities most exposed to the trade war has been unaffected, economists at Bank of America Merrill Lynch reported earlier this month. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, "Trump says China is paying his tariffs, but U.S. companies keep getting the bill," 23 July 2019 Those who have never filed taxes in the state would be unaffected. Alexander Tin, CBS News, "Will Gavin Newsom try to kick Trump off the California ballot?," 15 July 2019 Under most public option and Medicare buy-in measures, most Americans who get health insurance through their work would be unaffected. Dena Bunis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your guide to the debate on the future of health care," 28 June 2019

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First Known Use of unaffected

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Nov 2019

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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 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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