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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 affectable word

  • adjective affectable having the ability to be influenced or affected by something 3
  • verb with object affectable to act on; produce an effect or change in: Cold weather affected the crops. 1
  • verb with object affectable to impress the mind or move the feelings of: The music affected him deeply. 1
  • verb with object affectable (of pain, disease, etc.) to attack or lay hold of. 1
  • noun affectable Psychology. feeling or emotion. 1
  • noun affectable 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 affectable

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 Affectable


affectable 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".

affectable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for affectable

adj affectable

  • susceptible — admitting or capable of some specified treatment: susceptible of a high polish; susceptible to various interpretations.
  • impressible — capable of being impressed; impressionable.
  • affected — If you describe someone's behaviour as affected, you disapprove of the fact that they behave in an unnatural way that is intended to impress other people.
  • feeling — a quality of an object that is perceived by feeling or touching: the soft feel of cotton.
  • ingenuous — free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere.

Antonyms for affectable

adj affectable

  • obstinate — firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty.
  • stubborn — unreasonably obstinate; obstinately unmoving: a stubborn child.
  • unimpressionable — easily impressed or influenced; susceptible: an impressionable youngster.
  • unresponsive — responding especially readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.: a responsive government.
  • insusceptible — not susceptible; incapable of being influenced or affected (usually followed by of or to): insusceptible of flattery; insusceptible to infection.

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