affected (adj.1)

"artificially displayed," 1580s, past-participle adjective from affect (v.2) "make a pretense of." Related: Affectedly.

affected (adj.2)

1530s, "favorably disposed" (now obsolete but preserved in disaffected), past-participle adjective from affect (v.1). From 1610s as "under the influence of, afflicted."

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Definitions of affected from WordNet

affected (adj.)
being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion;
Synonyms: moved / stirred / touched
affected (adj.)
acted upon; influenced;
affected (adj.)
speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression;
Synonyms: unnatural