Definition for AF-FECT'ED


  1. Impressed; moved, or touched, either in person or in interest; having suffered some change by external force, loss, danger, and the like; as, we are more or less affected by the failure of the bank.
  2. Touched in the feelings; having the feelings excited; as, affected with cold or heat.
  3. Having the passions moved; as, affected with sorrow or joy.
  4. adj. Inclined, or disposed; followed by to; as, well affected to government.
  5. adj. Given to false show; assuming, or pretending to possess what is not natural or real; as, an affected lady.
  6. adj. Assumed artificially; not natural; as, affected airs.

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