What does affected mean?

Definitions for affected
əˈfɛk tɪdaf·fect·ed

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affectedadjective

    acted upon; influenced

  2. affected, unnaturaladjective

    speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

  3. moved(p), affected, stirred, touchedadjective

    being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

    "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness"


  1. affectednoun

    Someone affected, as by a disease.

  2. affectedadjective

    influenced or changed by something

    The affected compass was impossible to use, so we got lost.

  3. affectedadjective

    simulated in order to impress

    He spoke with an affected English accent.

  4. affectedadjective

    Emotionally moved; touched.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Affectedparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from affect.

    No marvel then if he were ill affected;
    ’Tis they have put him on the old man’s death,
    To have th’ expence and waste of his revenues. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    He was assured, that the model they seemed affected to in their directory, was not like to any of their foreign reformed churches now in the world. Edward Hyde.

    These antick, lisping, affected phantasies, these new tuners of accents. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.


  1. affected

    Affected refers to being influenced or touched by an external factor; changed or impacted in a certain way. It can also refer to behavior, speech, or writing that is artificial and designed to impress.

  2. affected

    Affected refers to being influenced or impacted by something. It can also mean displaying a behavior or attitude that is not natural or genuine, usually to impress others. In the context of emotions or health, it suggests being in a state of being altered or changed.

  3. affected

    Affected refers to a condition or state being influenced or changed due to an action, a situation, or an event. It can also refer to showing artificial or pretentious behavior, not natural or genuine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affected

    of Affect

  2. Affected

    regarded with affection; beloved

  3. Affected

    inclined; disposed; attached

  4. Affected

    given to false show; assuming or pretending to possess what is not natural or real

  5. Affected

    assumed artificially; not natural

  6. Affected

    made up of terms involving different powers of the unknown quantity; adfected; as, an affected equation

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. affected

    An algebraic term for an equation in which the unknown quantity rises to two or more several powers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'affected' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1905

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'affected' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2906

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affected in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affected in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of affected in a Sentence

  1. Skyelar Rae Dinburg:

    I am a warrior dedicated to sharing my daughter’s story and helping to raise awareness on the taboo topic of pregnancy and infant loss, i refuse to let my daughter die for no reason or in vain. It is now my job to keep her memory alive, and to help others affected by such tragedy.

  2. The ECB:

    Neither ECB internal systems nor market-sensitive data were affected.

  3. San Francisco-based LendingClub:

    Like other fintech and financial services companies, we are assessing the impact to our platform and the market, including the potential impact of aid on affected borrowers, but it is difficult to estimate with any precision.

  4. Calum MacRae:

    Supply chains are affected and workforces are affected. It is challenging to manufacture vehicles and components without endangering a workforce.

  5. Andrew Holness:

    It is only fair. It will lead to security, certainly for those who have been affected, and it is the kind of inclusive prosperity for which we stand as Commonwealth peoples.

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