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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
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
1580-90; un-1 + affected1
Synonyms
unmoved, untouched, unimpressed, unstirred.
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  • His Passionate Shepheard is full of sunshine and fresh air, and of unaffected gaiety.

  • This unaffected touch of nature completed the master's spell.

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  • Even in the case of underdone meats, in whatever way prepared, it is usually only a small portion which is unaffected by cooking.

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  • My mind was clear, particularly in argument, but they seemed to be unaffected.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • In generations II-V matings between normal and affected gave 42 affected and 35 unaffected offspring.

    The Social Direction of Evolution William E. Kellicott
  • Running to her brother, she threw her arms around his neck with unaffected joy.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • She mourned her husband's death with deep and unaffected grief.

  • She looked like a swell—the real thing—beautiful and simple and unaffected.

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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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