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Meaning of affected

af•fect•ed

Pronunciation: (u-fek'tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. acted upon; influenced.
  2. influenced in a harmful way; impaired, harmed, or attacked, as by climate or disease.
  3. (of the mind or feelings) impressed; moved; touched: She was deeply affected by their generosity.

af•fect•ed

Pronunciation: (u-fek'tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. assumed artificially; unnatural; feigned: affected sophistication; an affected British accent.
  2. assuming or pretending to possess that which is not natural: Her affected wealth and social pedigree are so obviously false that it's embarrassing.
  3. inclined or disposed: well affected toward the speaker's cause.
  4. held in affection; fancied: a novel much affected by our grandparents.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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