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unaffected adj
1 undergoing no change when acted upon; "entirely unaffected by each other's writings"; "fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment" [ant: affected]
2 (followed by `to' or `by') unaware of or indifferent to; "insensible to the suffering around him" [syn: insensible(p), unaffected(p)]
3 free of artificiality; sincere and genuine; "an unaffected grace" [ant: affected]
4 not touched emotionally; "was left untouched by the music" [syn: unaffected(p), untouched(p)]

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English

Etymology

un- + affected

Noun

  1. Lacking pretense or affectation; natural.
    1812 Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners. — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3.

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