WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•fect•ed2 /əˈfɛktɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. characterized by artificiality or pretension:an affected gesture.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
af•fect•ed1  (ə fektid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. acted upon;
  2. influenced in a harmful way;
    impaired, harmed, or attacked, as by climate or disease.
  3. (of the mind or feelings) impressed;
    touched:She was deeply affected by their generosity.
  • affect1 + -ed2 1570–80

af•fect•ed2  (ə fektid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. assumed artificially;
    feigned:affected sophistication; an affected British accent.
  2. assuming or pretending to possess that which is not natural:Her affected wealth and social pedigree are so obviously false that it's embarrassing.
  3. inclined or disposed:well affected toward the speaker's cause.
  4. held in affection;
    fancied:a novel much affected by our grandparents.
af•fected•ly, adv. 
af•fected•ness, n. 
  • affect2 + -ed2 1525–35

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