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unaffected

1
[ uhn-uh-fek-tid ]
/ ˌʌn əˈfɛk tɪd /
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adjective
free from affectation; sincere; genuine: The man showed unaffected grief at the death of his former opponent.
unpretentious, as a personality or literary style.
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Origin of unaffected

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First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + affected2

OTHER WORDS FROM unaffected

un·af·fect·ed·ly, adverbun·af·fect·ed·ness, noun

Other definitions for unaffected (2 of 2)

unaffected2
[ uhn-uh-fek-tid ]
/ ˌʌn əˈfɛk tɪd /

adjective
not affected, acted upon, or influenced; unchanged; unaltered: The laboratory clock remained accurate, unaffected by the explosion.

Origin of unaffected

2
First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + affected1
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British Dictionary definitions for unaffected (1 of 2)

unaffected1
/ (ˌʌnəˈfɛktɪd) /

adjective
unpretentious, natural, or sincere

Derived forms of unaffected

unaffectedly, adverbunaffectedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for unaffected (2 of 2)

unaffected2
/ (ˌʌnəˈfɛktɪd) /

adjective
not affected
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