unaffected

adjective un·af·fect·ed \ ˌən-ə-ˈfek-təd \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of unaffected

1 : not influenced or changed mentally, physically, or chemically
2 : free from affectation : genuine

unaffectedly

adverb

unaffectedness

noun

Examples of unaffected in a Sentence

  1. They shortened the book when they made the movie, but the basic story remained unaffected.

  2. He has a friendly and unaffected manner.

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First Known Use of unaffected

circa 1586


UNAFFECTED Defined for English Language Learners

unaffected

adjective

Definition of unaffected for English Language Learners

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

  • : genuine, sincere, or natural


UNAFFECTED Defined for Kids

unaffected

adjective un·af·fect·ed \ ˌən-ə-ˈfek-təd \

Definition of unaffected for Students

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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