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

Keep scrolling for more

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 rules were not retroactive, which means Hilco’s project was unaffected. Ryan Ori, chicagotribune.com, "Target to hire 2,000 people for Little Village distribution center," 29 Apr. 2021 Hertel and her predecessor, former health department director Robert Gordon, have imposed mandates through health code, which was unaffected by the court's rulings. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Expert who spoke to Whitmer on new orders: Michigan is 'losing the race to the virus'," 20 Apr. 2021 The remaining lanes would be unaffected, according to presentation documents the board will receive Tuesday. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, "HOV lanes on S.F.'s state highways? Muni is considering it," 19 Apr. 2021 American said 24 Max planes delivered before the 2019 grounding were unaffected. New York Times, "Boeing Tells Airlines to Stop Flying Some 737 Max Planes," 9 Apr. 2021 Soupremacy, which sells soup downtown, said aside from seeing more people come in for breakfast, the restaurant has largely been unaffected by the two weeks of the tournament so far. Binghui Huang, The Indianapolis Star, "Second NCAA Tournament weekend saw a dwindling impact on downtown Indianapolis," 30 Mar. 2021 The attacks on Sunday were intercepted, Saudi Arabia said, and oil output appeared to be unaffected. Vivian Nereim, Fortune, "Attack on Saudi refinery sends oil prices soaring to 14-month high," 8 Mar. 2021 Rains was unaffected by a Taser shot, authorities said, and was able to gain control of another deputy’s Taser and pulled the trigger several times. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Alabama man took patient hostage at Pensacola hospital, Florida authorities say," 3 Mar. 2021 The only program that was unaffected was women’s basketball, which hosted Coppin State on Feb. 27-28. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, "Morgan State athletics shut down mid-February after roughly 40 positive coronavirus cases, including athletic director," 3 Mar. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unaffected.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unaffected

circa 1586, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unaffected

Time Traveler for unaffected

Time Traveler

The first known use of unaffected was circa 1586

See more words from the same year

Statistics for unaffected

Last Updated

1 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Unaffected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaffected. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for unaffected



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

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on unaffected

What made you want to look up unaffected? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!