adjective Date: circa 1586 1. not influenced or changed mentally, physically, or chemically 2. free from affectation ; genuineunaffectedly adverbunaffectedness noun

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  • Unaffected — Un af*fect ed, a. 1. Not affected or moved; destitute of affection or emotion; uninfluenced. [1913 Webster] A poor, cold, unspirited, unmannered, Unhonest, unaffected, undone fool. J. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] 2. Free from affectation; plain;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unaffected — [adj1] honest, unsophisticated artless, candid, direct, folksy*, forthright, frank, genuine, guileless, homey*, ingenuous, modest, naive, natural, plain, simple, sincere, single, spontaneous, straightforward, true, unartificial, unassuming,… …   New thesaurus

  • unaffected — I (sincere) adjective aboveboard, artless, candid, candidus, childlike, direct, downright, forthright, frank, free from affectation, guileless, honest, inartificial, ingenuous, innocent, modest, naive, natural, open, outspoken, plain, plainspoken …   Law dictionary

  • unaffected — (adj.) 1580s, not influenced, untouched in mind or feeling, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of AFFECT (Cf. affect). Meaning not adopted or assumed, genuine is recorded from 1590s; that of not acted upon or altered (by something) is first attested …   Etymology dictionary

  • unaffected — artless, *natural, simple, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unaffected — ► ADJECTIVE 1) feeling or showing no effects. 2) sincere and genuine. DERIVATIVES unaffectedly adverb unaffectedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unaffected — [un΄ə fek′tid] adj. 1. not changed, affected, or influenced 2. without affectation; simple; sincere; natural unaffectedly adv. unaffectedness n …   English World dictionary

  • unaffected — [[t]ʌ̱nəfe̱ktɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft ADJ by n If someone or something is unaffected by an event or occurrence, they are not changed by it in any way. She seemed totally unaffected by what she d drunk... The strike shut down 50… …   English dictionary

  • unaffected — adj. 1) unaffected by 2) to remain unaffected * * * [ˌʌnə fektɪd] to remain unaffected unaffected by …   Combinatory dictionary

  • unaffected — un|af|fect|ed [ˌʌnəˈfektıd] adj 1.) not changed or influenced by something unaffected by ▪ The north remained largely unaffected by the drought. 2.) natural in the way you behave use this to show approval ▪ her easy unaffected manner… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unaffected — unaffected1 unaffectedly, adv. unaffectedness, n. /un euh fek tid/, adj. 1. free from affectation; sincere; genuine: The man showed unaffected grief at the death of his former opponent. 2. unpretentious, as a personality or literary style. [1580… …   Universalium

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