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unaffected1

[uhn-uh-fek-tid] /ˌʌn əˈfɛk tɪd/
adjective
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.
Origin of unaffected1
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; un-1 + affected2
Related forms
unaffectedly, adverb
unaffectedness, noun
Synonyms
1. plain, natural, simple, honest, real, unfeigned, artless; naive, guileless.

unaffected2

[uhn-uh-fek-tid] /ˌʌn əˈfɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
not affected, acted upon, or influenced; unchanged; unaltered:
The laboratory clock remained accurate, unaffected by the explosion.
Origin
First recorded in 1580-90; un-1 + affected1
Synonyms
unmoved, untouched, unimpressed, unstirred.
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  • But Gilder was unaffected by the attorney's lack of satisfaction over the result.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • This conduct bespeaks the most pungent and unaffected sorrow.

  • They were pleasant, kindly, unaffected people and we enjoyed their society.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • But the lady in the box had remained silent and unaffected throughout.

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    John Philip Sousa
  • "I'm very glad, too," said the other, with unaffected sincerity.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • His contempt for the men of Suffering Creek was profound and unaffected.

  • With all the learning of a Buffon and a Cuvier, he was simple and unaffected as a child.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • And yet he remained simple, unaffected, and fundamentally kind.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for unaffected

unaffected1

/ˌʌnəˈfɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
unpretentious, natural, or sincere
Derived Forms
unaffectedly, adverb
unaffectedness, noun

unaffected2

/ˌʌnəˈfɛktɪd/
adjective
1.
not affected
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Word Origin and History for unaffected
adj.

1580s, "not influenced, untouched in mind or feeling," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of affect. Meaning "not adopted or assumed, genuine" is recorded from 1590s; that of "not acted upon or altered (by something)" is first attested 1830.

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