Definition of Affectation

1. Noun. A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display.

Exact synonyms: Affectedness, Mannerism, Pose
Generic synonyms: Feigning, Pretence, Pretending, Pretense, Simulation
Specialized synonyms: Attitude, Radical Chic
Derivative terms: Pose



Definition of Affectation

1. n. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.

Definition of Affectation

1. Noun. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show. ¹

2. Noun. An unusual mannerism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Affectation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Affectation

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1. The Spectator: Corrected from the Originals by Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison (1827)
"... turned into deformity in the one, and absurdity in the other, by the mere force of affectation. The fair one had something in her person upon which her ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"affectation. ALL epithets which commonly imply the existence of a feeling of slight approval or disapproval in the speaker's mind for the thing named are ..."

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