Definition of unaffected in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənəˈfektəd/


1Feeling or showing no effects or changes: the walks are suitable only for people who are unaffected by vertigo
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  • In this case, both spontaneous and VBL-induced effects were unaffected by the age of the donors.
  • She stood with easy fluency, unaffected by the few strikes he had landed on her.
  • The judgment of the court, delivered by Scott LJ, was to the effect that the contractual right was unaffected.
unchanged by, unaltered by, uninfluenced by;
untouched by, unmoved by, unresponsive to;
proof against, impervious to, immune to
2(Of a person) without artificiality or insincerity: his manner was natural and unaffected
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  • Still, his charm and unaffected eccentricity are infectious, and we enjoy his chat.
  • Vardalos has a delicate charm and an unaffected style of acting.
  • Her later works are sometimes diffuse and sententious, without the unaffected charm of her pre-war books.
unassuming, unpretentious, down-to-earth, natural, easy, uninhibited, open, artless, guileless, ingenuous, unsophisticated, genuine, real, sincere, honest, earnest, wholehearted, heartfelt, true, bona fide, frank
informal upfront



Pronunciation: /ˌənəˈfektədlē/
Example sentences
  • The lines stand as they stand, reading precisely, unaffectedly and naturally, giving the sense of life as it is, or ‘just as it happened.’
  • Painter Philip Oliver Hale depicts the composer in Ades' London home reclining-at once elegantly refined and unaffectedly insouciant-on an armchair with his feet resting upon an ottoman.
  • Most of his greatest ballets were designed to trust and capitalize on the particular gifts of a performer: to let her be herself, only beautifully, unaffectedly more so.


Pronunciation: /ˌənəˈfektədnəs/
Example sentences
  • The apparent simplicity and unaffectedness of the forms might lend itself to the vagaries of Portugal's relatively unsophisticated construction industry, but that is not to say that this is uncomplicated architecture.
  • The simple unaffectedness of these steps made the increasing waves of pyrotechnics by the dancers seem frenzied and over the top by comparison.
  • His power lies in his unaffectedness.

Words that rhyme with unaffected

aspected, disaffected, disconnected, invected, uncollected, unconnected, uncorrected, undetected, undirected, unelected, unexpected, uninflected, unprotected, unselected, unsuspected

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Syllabification: un·af·fect·ed

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