1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ by n If someone or something is unaffected by an event or occurrence, they are not changed by it in any way.

She seemed totally unaffected by what she'd drunk...

The strike shut down 50 airports, but most international flights were unaffected.

2) ADJ-GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as unaffected, you mean that they are natural and genuine in their behaviour, and do not act as though they are more important than other people.

...this unaffected, charming couple.


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  • unaffected — I (sincere) adjective aboveboard, artless, candid, candidus, childlike, direct, downright, forthright, frank, free from affectation, guileless, honest, inartificial, ingenuous, innocent, modest, naive, natural, open, outspoken, plain, plainspoken …   Law dictionary

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  • unaffected — un|af|fect|ed [ˌʌnəˈfektıd] adj 1.) not changed or influenced by something unaffected by ▪ The north remained largely unaffected by the drought. 2.) natural in the way you behave use this to show approval ▪ her easy unaffected manner… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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