Definition of unaffected in English:

unaffected

adjective

  • 1Feeling or showing no effects or changes.

    ‘the walks are suitable only for people who are unaffected by vertigo’
    • ‘Others have benefited from a spirit of cooperation, with unaffected companies throwing open their doors to rivals.’
    • ‘But the driver seemed to be unaffected by the afternoon sun or the constant honking from behind.’
    • ‘It hopes to keep some areas open that are unaffected by the works such as the health suite and some dryside facilities.’
    • ‘Three hundred staff at Philips' remaining two operations in Ireland will be unaffected by the move.’
    • ‘Part of the problem downtown is that many of the buildings unaffected do not fit the requirements of a modern investment bank.’
    • ‘And how refreshing to hear their unaffected expressions of delight at their success.’
    • ‘Their 40 employees, based at a call centre in Newport Street, will be unaffected by the sale.’
    • ‘In this case, both spontaneous and VBL-induced effects were unaffected by the age of the donors.’
    • ‘I thought not knowing the guy would mean I could breeze through the day unaffected, untouched.’
    • ‘Even if there is a rupture in one of them, the boat will be unaffected.’
    • ‘Growers aren't sure why the cotton is difficult to get off this year, even though quality is unaffected.’
    • ‘Further north still, the Cassley is obviously unaffected, as they have already taken two springers this season.’
    • ‘To account for this effect, when there was more than one unaffected sibling we selected the one furthest in age from the index case.’
    • ‘The remainder of the country's 1,600 post offices remain unaffected by the action.’
    • ‘Professionals and employees in industries that remain relatively unaffected by the economy can often borrow more.’
    • ‘Police sources now fear an upsurge in violence in areas which have previously been relatively unaffected by serious crime.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Gulf of Thailand was unaffected by the disaster, and all resorts are open.’
    • ‘As the girls enjoy the attention more and more, few are left unaffected.’
    • ‘Oddly, its performance seems unaffected by whether it's loaded.’
    unchanged, unaltered, uninfluenced
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  • 2Without artificiality or insincerity.

    ‘her effortless, unaffected charm’
    • ‘With an affectionate and admiring smile on his own face, he has written an unaffected biography of an unaffected great man.’
    • ‘There was a simple and apparently unaffected charm to the man.’
    • ‘He had an easy, unaffected manner and a complete involvement with the problems of the person before him.’
    • ‘Refreshingly frank and unaffected, he loves a chat and concedes that he's often hyper.’
    • ‘The problem is not with Jones, who gives a natural and unaffected performance, but with her character's story.’
    • ‘There is something disarming, even charming about him, an unaffected, innocent air.’
    • ‘Vardalos has a delicate charm and an unaffected style of acting.’
    • ‘He was a man of singular personal charm, cheery, unaffected, trust-inspiring.’
    • ‘Still, his charm and unaffected eccentricity are infectious, and we enjoy his chat.’
    • ‘A man of great integrity and unaffected charm, Moore was held in almost universally high esteem.’
    • ‘Her later works are sometimes diffuse and sententious, without the unaffected charm of her pre-war books.’
    unassuming, unpretentious, down-to-earth, without airs, natural, spontaneous, easy, uninhibited, open, artless, guileless, ingenuous, naive, childlike, innocent, unsophisticated, unworldly, plain, simple
    genuine, real, sincere, unfeigned, unpretended, unforced, uncontrived, unstilted, honest, earnest, wholehearted, heartfelt, true, bona fide, candid, frank, open, profound
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Pronunciation

unaffected

/ʌnəˈfɛktɪd/