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Definition 1: acted upon; influenced - [adjective denoting all]

(affected is similar to ...) deeply or markedly affected or influenced

(affected is similar to ...) (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming

"conscience-smitten" "awe-struck"

(affected is similar to ...) infatuated with or enthralled by the theater especially the desire to act

(affected is similar to ...) likely to be affected by something

"the bond is subject to taxation" "he is subject to fits of depression"

(affected is similar to ...) be affected with an indisposition

"the child was taken ill" "couldn't tell when he would be taken drunk"

(affected is similar to ...) affected by or overcome with wonder

(means also ...) being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

"too moved to speak" "very touched by the stranger's kindness"

Definition 2: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for affected in the sense of this definition

(affected is similar to ...) struggling for effect

"agonistic poses"

(affected is similar to ...) artificially formal

"that artificial humility that her husband hated" "contrived coyness" "a stilted letter of acknowledgment" "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"

(affected is similar to ...) lacking spontaneity; not natural

"a constrained smile" "forced heartiness" "a strained smile"

(affected is similar to ...) (used of style of speaking) overly embellished

"an elocutionary Oxonian delivery"

(affected is similar to ...) having unnatural mannerisms

"brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom"

(affected is similar to ...) (of a voice) affectedly mellow and rich

"the radio announcer's plummy voice"

(means also ...) produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation

"a studied smile" "a note of biting irony and studied insult"

(... are attributes of affected) the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)

Definition 3: being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where affected or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too moved to speak
  • very touched by the stranger's kindness

Synonyms for affected in the sense of this definition

(affected is similar to ...) deeply affected by a strong feeling

"sat completely still, sick with envy" "she was sick with longing"

(means also ...) acted upon; influenced

(means also ...) of more than usual emotion

"his behavior was highly emotional"

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