affected

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adj
1. influenced, swayed, acted upon, played upon, worked upon; changed, altered, modified, transformed; concerned, interested.
2.(all as by climate, disease, etc.) struck, attacked, afflicted; injured, impaired, hurt, harmed; seized, gripped, laid hold of.
3.(all of the mind or feelings) touched, stirred, moved, impressed, softened, melted; perturbed, agitated, troubled, distressed, grieved; smitten, pierced, penetrated, cut to the quick, Inf. hit where it hurts.
II
adj
1. pretended, simulated, feigned, fake, faked, sham, counterfeit, spurious, bogus, Inf. phony; artificial, unnatural, make-believe, insincere; assumed, adopted, put on; empty, hollow, shallow.
2. pretentious, ostentatious, high-flown, Inf. high-hat, Inf. high-falutin; mannered, studied, worked-on, Inf. la-di-da, Inf. too-too; precious, overnice, Chiefly U.S. Inf. cute, Sl. cutesy, Scot. twee; hypocritical, sanctimonious, self-righteous, holier-than-thou, goody-goody.

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  • Affected — Af*fect ed ([a^]f*f[e^]kt [e^]d), p. p. & a. 1. Regarded with affection; beloved. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His affected Hercules. Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. Inclined; disposed; attached. [1913 Webster] How stand you affected to his wish? Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affected — affected; un·affected; …   English syllables

  • affected — [adj1] deeply moved or hurt emotionally afflicted, altered, changed, compassionate, concerned, damaged, distressed, excited, grieved, impaired, impressed, influenced, injured, overwhelmed, overwrought, sorry, stimulated, stirred, sympathetic,… …   New thesaurus

  • affected — index bogus, formal, grandiose, histrionic, inclined, interested, orgulous, orotund, pretentious ( …   Law dictionary

  • affected — (adj.) pp. adjective from AFFECT (Cf. affect) (v.2); 1530s in the now obsolete sense favorably disposed (preserved in DISAFFECTED (Cf. disaffected)); meaning artificially displayed is recorded from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • affected — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ artificial and designed to impress. DERIVATIVES affectedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • affected — affected1 [ə fekt′id] adj. [pp. of AFFECT1] 1. attacked by disease; afflicted 2. influenced; acted upon 3. emotionally moved or touched affected2 [a fekt′id, əfekt′id] adj. [pp. of …   English World dictionary

  • affected — affected1 /euh fek tid/, adj. 1. acted upon; influenced. 2. influenced in a harmful way; impaired, harmed, or attacked, as by climate or disease. 3. (of the mind or feelings) impressed; moved; touched: She was deeply affected by their generosity …   Universalium

  • affected — I. /əˈfɛktəd / (say uh fektuhd) adjective 1. acted upon; influenced: the affected group. 2. influenced injuriously; impaired; attacked, as by climate, disease or pollution, etc.: *It only takes a small quantity of oil to create a mammoth… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Affected — Affect Af*fect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Affected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Affecting}.] [L. affectus, p. p. of afficere to affect by active agency; ad + facere to make: cf. F. affectere, L. affectare, freq. of afficere. See {Fact}.] 1. To act upon; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affected — adjective Date: 1587 1. inclined, disposed < was well affected toward her > 2. a. given to or marked by affectation < spoke in an affected manner > b. assumed artificially or falsely ; pret …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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