(noun, adjective, verb)


1. acted upon; influenced

Similar word(s): impressed, smitten, stricken, struck, subject, taken, affected, moved, stirred, touched

2. speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

Similar word(s): agonistic, strained, artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted, constrained, forced, elocutionary, mannered, plummy, studied, unnatural

3. being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion

Similar word(s): affected, emotional, sick, moved, stirred, touched

Sentences with affected as an adjective:

- The affected compass was impossible to use, so we got lost.

- He spoke with an affected English accent.

- an affected equation


1. Someone affected, as by a disease.


1. simple past tense and past participle of affect

- The thunderstorm affected the compass, and we got lost.