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Without affect

Posted by R. Berg on January 23, 2005

In Reply to: Without affect posted by Jim on January 23, 2005

: In a story from BBC News about Michelangelo he was described as "strange, without affect, and isolated." He was also described as "preoccupied with his own private reality." What does "without affect" mean?

Lacking emotion. "Affect" in this sense is a term used by psychologists. For a fuller description, look up a dictionary definition of "affect" as a noun.