unaffected 1[uhn-uh-fek-tid] SynonymsExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for unaffected on Thesaurus.com 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.

Origin of unaffected 1First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + affected2 Related formsun·af·fect·ed·ly, adverbun·af·fect·ed·ness, nounSynonyms for unaffected See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com 1. plain, natural, simple, honest, real, unfeigned, artless; naive, guileless. unaffected 2[uhn-uh-fek-tid] adjective

  1. not affected, acted upon, or influenced; unchanged; unaltered: The laboratory clock remained accurate, unaffected by the explosion.

Origin of unaffected 2First recorded in 1580–90; un-1 + affected1 Synonyms for unaffected See more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com unmoved, untouched, unimpressed, unstirred. Related Words for unaffected guileless, sincere, straightforward, impassive, impervious, unconcerned, untouched, unruffled, unimpressed, unaltered, artless, candid, direct, folksy, forthright, frank, genuine, homey, ingenuous, modest Examples from the Web for unaffected Contemporary Examples of unaffected

  • He is proud to be an outsider, beyond reach, unaffected by the social pressures that affect normal mortals.

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    Nicholas Wapshott

    April 28, 2012

  • She exploded the mold: she was unmarried; had no children; sported flaming red hair; and spoke in a broad, unaffected accent.

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    February 26, 2012

  • Historical Examples of unaffected

  • But Gilder was unaffected by the attorney’s lack of satisfaction over the result.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • This conduct bespeaks the most pungent and unaffected sorrow.

    Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II

    Francis Augustus Cox

  • They were pleasant, kindly, unaffected people and we enjoyed their society.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • But the lady in the box had remained silent and unaffected throughout.

    The Fifth String  

    John Philip Sousa

  • “I’m very glad, too,” said the other, with unaffected sincerity.

    The Market-Place

    Harold Frederic

  • British Dictionary definitions for unaffected unaffected 1 adjective

    1. unpretentious, natural, or sincere

    Derived Formsunaffectedly, adverbunaffectedness, noun unaffected 2 adjective

    1. not affected

    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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