- 1Influenced or touched by an external factor: apply moist heat to the affected areaMore example sentences
- People have been warned not to touch the water in affected areas.
- The crystals inside the joint cause intense pain whenever the affected area is moved.
- For all external uses, apply turmeric powder directly to the affected area every two hours, using a clean cloth.
- 2Artificial, pretentious, and designed to impress: the gesture appeared both affected and stagyMore example sentences
- The character is all Ivy-league pretensions and affected accent.
- I mean, if there's anything more affected than a fake accent, it's pretending you don't know you're doing it.
- Mercifully, they have more or less avoided the affected, fake English accents that plagued the sub-genre.
- 3 [predic.] • archaic Disposed or inclined in a specified way: you might become differently affected toward himMore example sentences
- This tribe has been well affected toward the French, but they are at present somewhat in revolt.
- We think the true scholar will be affected toward language and Nature.
- I frequently received visits also from the general who was very well affected toward me.
- sense 2.More example sentences
- Most of these meetings are overcrowded, while the candidates affectedly brag about exceeded expectations.
- In the first film she also fell foul of the normally amiable actor, who found her affectedly standoffish.
- I have met, I believe, the two most affectedly camp people in the country, and I have the mental scars to prove it.