Synonyms of affected


1. affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch, change, alter, modify

usage: have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"

2. affect, change, alter, modify

usage: act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"

3. involve, affect, regard, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with

usage: connect closely and often incriminatingly; "This new ruling affects your business"

4. feign, sham, pretend, affect, dissemble, misrepresent, belie

usage: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"

5. affect, impress, move, strike

usage: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"


1. affected (vs. unaffected), impressed(predicate), smitten, stricken, struck, stage-struck, subject, taken, wonder-struck, moved#1, affected#3, stirred#1, touched

usage: acted upon; influenced

2. affected (vs. unaffected), unnatural, agonistic, strained, artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted, constrained, forced, strained, elocutionary, mannered, plummy, studied

usage: speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression

3. moved(predicate) (vs. unmoved), affected, stirred, touched, sick, affected, emotional

usage: being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion; "too moved to speak"; "very touched by the stranger's kindness"

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Definition and meaning of affected (Dictionary)