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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb uh-fekt; noun af-ekt]
    • /verb əˈfɛkt; noun ˈæf ɛkt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb uh-fekt; noun af-ekt]
    • /verb əˈfɛkt; noun ˈæf ɛkt/

Definitions of affectability word

  • noun affectability the ability to be influenced or affected by something 3
  • verb with object affectability to act on; produce an effect or change in: Cold weather affected the crops. 1
  • verb with object affectability to impress the mind or move the feelings of: The music affected him deeply. 1
  • verb with object affectability (of pain, disease, etc.) to attack or lay hold of. 1
  • noun affectability Psychology. feeling or emotion. 1
  • noun affectability Psychiatry. an expressed or observed emotional response: Restricted, flat, or blunted affect may be a symptom of mental illness, especially schizophrenia. 1

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Origin of affectability

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin affectus acted upon, subjected to; mental or emotional state (past participle and action noun of afficere), equivalent to af- af- + fec- (combining form of facere to make, do) + -tus action noun suffix or -tus past participle suffix

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Parts of speech for Affectability


affectability popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

affectability usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for affectability

noun affectability

  • flexibility — capable of being bent, usually without breaking; easily bent: a flexible ruler.
  • plasticity — the quality or state of being plastic.
  • sensibility — capacity for sensation or feeling; responsiveness or susceptibility to sensory stimuli.
  • sensitivity — the state or quality of being sensitive; sensitiveness.
  • sentimentality — the quality or state of being sentimental or excessively sentimental.

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