unaffected

1
[ uhn-uh-fek-tid ]
/ ˌʌn əˈfɛk tɪd /

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.

Nearby words

  1. unadulterated,
  2. unadventurous,
  3. unadvertised,
  4. unadvised,
  5. unaesthetic,
  6. unaffiliated,
  7. unafraid,
  8. unai,
  9. unaided,
  10. unalachtigo

Origin of unaffected

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

Related formsun·af·fect·ed·ly, adverbun·af·fect·ed·ness, noun

unaffected

2
[ 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

unaffected

1
/ (ˌʌnəˈfɛktɪd) /

adjective

unpretentious, natural, or sincere
Derived Formsunaffectedly, adverbunaffectedness, noun

adjective

not affected
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Word Origin and History for unaffected

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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