Definition of unaffected in English:



  • 1Feeling or showing no effects or changes.

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

    ‘her effortless, unaffected charm’
    • ‘The problem is not with Jones, who gives a natural and unaffected performance, but with her character's story.’
    • ‘Vardalos has a delicate charm and an unaffected style of acting.’
    • ‘With an affectionate and admiring smile on his own face, he has written an unaffected biography of an unaffected great man.’
    • ‘Her later works are sometimes diffuse and sententious, without the unaffected charm of her pre-war books.’
    • ‘Refreshingly frank and unaffected, he loves a chat and concedes that he's often hyper.’
    • ‘A man of great integrity and unaffected charm, Moore was held in almost universally high esteem.’
    • ‘He had an easy, unaffected manner and a complete involvement with the problems of the person before him.’
    • ‘Still, his charm and unaffected eccentricity are infectious, and we enjoy his chat.’
    • ‘There is something disarming, even charming about him, an unaffected, innocent air.’
    • ‘He was a man of singular personal charm, cheery, unaffected, trust-inspiring.’
    • ‘There was a simple and apparently unaffected charm to the man.’
    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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