Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle obsolete Regarded with affection; beloved.
  • past participle Inclined; disposed; attached.
  • past participle Given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess what is not natural or real.
  • past participle Assumed artificially; not natural.
  • past participle (Alg.) Made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective influenced or changed by something
  • adjective simulated in order to impress
  • adjective Emotionally moved; touched.
  • adjective algebra, archaic adfected
  • noun Someone affected, as by a disease.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of affect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
  • adjective speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
  • adjective acted upon; influenced

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Examples

  • 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.

    Awakening Kindness

  • 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.

    Awakening Kindness

  • 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.

    Awakening Kindness

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • He's using this term 'affected' to cloud the interpretation.

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  • He's using this term 'affected' to cloud the interpretation.

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  • Technology now touching almost every aspect and sphere of life the one this has considerably affected is the world of gambling.

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  • The need to do something constructive for those personally affected is overwhelming.

    survivor guilt

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