AskDefine | Define affected

Dictionary Definition

affected adj
1 acted upon; influenced [ant: unaffected]
2 speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression [syn: unnatural] [ant: unaffected]
3 emotionally affected; "very touched by the stranger's kindness" [syn: affected(p), stirred(p), touched(p)]

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  1. influenced or changed by something
    The affected compass was impossible to use, so we got lost.
  2. simulated in order to impress
    He spoke with an affected English accent.

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  1. past of affect
    The thunderstorm affected the compass, and we got lost.

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Extensive Definition

The term Affect generally suggests an emotion. It is used in various ways in various contexts:
Please note that although the word "affect" is most commonly found in verb form, it also exists as a noun, and as such is often confused with the word "effect" (itself most commonly a noun, but occasionally found in verb form).
affected in Finnish: Affekti

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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