affected etymology

English word affected comes from English affect

Detailed word origin of affected

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
affect English (eng) (obsolete, transitive) To aim for, to try to obtain. [15th-19th c.]. (transitive) To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]. (transitive, now, _, rare) To feel affection for (someone); to like, be fond of. [from 16th c.]. (transitive, obsolete) To show a fondness for (something); to choose. [from 16th c.].
affected English (eng) (algebra, archaic) adfected.. Emotionally moved; touched.. Influenced or changed by something.. Resulting from a mostly negative physical effect or transformation.. Simulated in order to impress.. Artificial, stilted Someone affected, as by a disease.