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unaffected1

[uhn-uh-fek-tid]
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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.
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Origin of unaffected1

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + affected2
Related formsun·af·fect·ed·ly, adverbun·af·fect·ed·ness, noun

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1. plain, natural, simple, honest, real, unfeigned, artless; naive, guileless.

unaffected2

[uhn-uh-fek-tid]
adjective
  1. not affected, acted upon, or influenced; unchanged; unaltered: The laboratory clock remained accurate, unaffected by the explosion.
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Origin of unaffected2

First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + affected1

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unmoved, untouched, unimpressed, unstirred.
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British Dictionary definitions for unaffected

unaffected1

adjective
  1. unpretentious, natural, or sincere
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Derived Formsunaffectedly, adverbunaffectedness, noun

unaffected2

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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