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Affe'cted. participial adj. [from affect.]

  1. Moved; touched with affection; internally disposed or inclined.

    No marvel then if he were ill affected;
    'Tis they have put him on the old man's death,
    To have th' expence and waste of his revenues.
    Shakesp. King Lear.

    He was assured, that the model they seemed affected to in their directory, was not like to any of their foreign reformed churches now in the world. Clarendon.

  2. Studied with over-much care, or with hypocritical appearance.

    These antick, lisping, affected phantasies, these new tuners of accents. Shakesp. Romeo and Juliet.

  3. In a personal sense, full of affectation; as, an affected lady.

Sources: Clarendon, Edward (73) · Shakespeare's King Lear (144) · Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (46)

Attributes: Participial Adjective (26)

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