unaffected

adjective
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.

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The government is aware that those who suffer do not regard drought as a political issue, and those unaffected are unconcerned. Samar Halarnkar, Quartz India, "India’s battling one crisis after another, but parliament and media are obsessed with the irrelevant," 24 June 2019 Fearless, unaffected by the baggage of years gone by. SI.com, "Women's World Cup Diaries: The Biggest Takeaway So Far? These Goalkeepers Are Special," 22 June 2019 In football, no news is good news for Cincinnati-area teams as Region 4 remains unaffected, as did Region 1 in the Cleveland area. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "How OHSAA divisional, football regional assignments affect Greater Cincinnati sports," 13 June 2019 The Economist: Using your methods, won’t empathy simply develop in those who are prone to be empathetic anyway—leaving the most vile people unaffected and the world unimproved: a snowflake of kindness amid a blizzard of misanthropy? K.n.c., The Economist, "How to increase empathy and unite society," 7 June 2019 Commercial airline flights appear to be unaffected and travel for university groups, academic research, journalism and professional meetings will continue to be allowed. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump concludes UK trip, NBA Finals, 'Black Mirror' returns: 5 things to know Wednesday," 5 June 2019 However, commercial airline flights appear to be unaffected, and travel for university groups, academic research, journalism and professional meetings will continue to be allowed. CBS News, "Trump administration puts new restrictions on Cuba travel," 4 June 2019 Spencer still has a web presence, though: the page for his National Policy Institute organization, apparently registered through Tucows, has been seemingly unaffected. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "GoDaddy pulled white nationalist Richard Spencer’s ‘alt-right’ site offline," 4 May 2018 Those areas, in the 8th arrondissement, are in the western section of Paris, while central areas (like the Marais and the Jardin du Luxembourg ) remain largely unaffected. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and More Closed Saturday Ahead of Paris’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests," 7 Dec. 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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unaffected

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unaffected

: not influenced or changed mentally, physically, or chemically
: genuine, sincere, or natural

unaffected

adjective
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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