American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Acted upon, influenced, or changed.
- adj. Emotionally stirred or moved.
- adj. Infected or attacked, as by disease.
- adj. Assumed or simulated to impress others: an affected accent.
- adj. Speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression.
- adj. Disposed or inclined.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Beloved: as, “his affected Hercules,”
- Having an affection, disposition, or inclination of any kind; inclined or disposed: as, well affected to government or toward a project.
- Assumed artificially; not natural: as, affected airs.
- Given to affectation; assuming or pretending to possess characteristics which are not natural or real: as, an affected lady.
- Synonyms Artificial, feigned, insincere. Pretentious, self-conscious.
- Acted upon; influenced; particularly, influenced injuriously; impaired; attacked, as by climate or disease.
- In algebra, same as adfected.
- In the Roman Catholic Church, said of a benefice the collation of which is reserved to persons possessed of certain qualifications; specifically, when the pope, by some disposition of the benefice, prevents the regular collation and tacitly signifies his intention of himself providing for the benefice when it shall become vacant.
- adj. influenced or changed by something
- adj. simulated in order to impress
- adj. Emotionally moved; touched.
- adj. algebra, archaic adfected
- n. Someone affected, as by a disease.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of affect.
GNU Webster's 1913
- obsolete Regarded with affection; beloved.
- Inclined; disposed; attached.
- Given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess what is not natural or real.
- Assumed artificially; not natural.
- (Alg.) Made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected.
- adj. being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
- adj. speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
- adj. acted upon; influenced.
- From affect1.From affect2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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”
“He's using this term 'affected' to cloud the interpretation.”
“Technology now touching almost every aspect and sphere of life the one this has considerably affected is the world of gambling.”
“The need to do something constructive for those personally affected is overwhelming.”
“If the Seattle Times really gives a damn about the people of Seattle, about businesses in affected areas of the city, then they should instead be pushing for tax increases to pay for more police, more foot patrols, and more outreach to regular groups of people in affected areas.”
“The Bible makes it clear that Adam's sin affected the whole universe," says Ham.”
“For families with known PTEN mutations, screening for specific cancers is started either at the recommended ages, or at least 5 years before the earliest known diagnosis of that specific cancer in affected family members (for example, if an affected family member developed breast cancer at 35 years of age, it is recommended that additional affected family members under 35 years of age begin breast cancer surveillance at age 30 years).”
“Require the Attorney General to ensure the immediate release of corrective information in affected communities”
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