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Definition of "affected" []

  • Acted upon, influenced, or changed. (adjective)
  • Emotionally stirred or moved. (adjective)
  • Infected or attacked, as by disease. (adjective)
  • Assumed or simulated to impress others: an affected accent. (adjective)
  • Speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "affected" in a sentence
  • "That someone could die simply from hearing his name affected him so deeply that he changed his life completely, gave up everything destructive, and became a monk."
  • "This section shall not be construed to prohibit a person whose resignation from office has become effective from qualifying as a candidate for another office during the unexpired portion of the term affected by the resignation, nor shall it apply to any incumbent elective officer who seeks re-election to the same office or to any other public office during the final year of the term to which he has been so elected."
  • "English, and after exchanging a few sentences with M. Vansittart, he cried, "Tiens! mais c'est un petit Francais;" but the other boys laughed so unmercifully at what they termed my affected accent, that in self-defence I adopted an ultra-British pronunciation, made intentional mistakes, and, in order to conform to type, punctiliously addressed our venerable instructor as"