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Adjective: affected  u'fek-tid
  1. Acted upon; influenced
     
  2. Speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
    - unnatural
     
  3. Being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
    "too affected to speak";
    - moved, stirred, touched
Verb: affect  'a,fekt
  1. Have an effect upon
    "Will the new rules affect me?";
    - impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
     
  2. Act physically on; have an effect upon
    "the medicine affects my heart rate"
     
  3. Connect closely and often incriminatingly
    "This new ruling affects your business";
    - involve, regard
     
  4. Make believe with the intent to deceive
    "He affected that he was ill";
    - feign, sham, pretend, dissemble
     
  5. Have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    "This child affected me as unusually mature";
    - impress, move, strike

Sounds like: effected

See also: affectedness, agonistic, artificial, constrained, contrived, effeteness, elocutionary, emotional, forced, hokey [N. Amer], impressed, mannered, plummy, poncey [Brit], poncy [Brit], sick, smitten, stage-struck, stilted, strained, stricken, struck, studied, subject, taken, wonder-struck

Type of: alter, bear on, belie, change, come to, concern, have to do with, misrepresent, modify, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on

Antonym: unaffected

Encyclopedia: Affected

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