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affectation

af·fec·ta·tion

affectation

 
 
pronunciation:
ae fihk teI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: falseness or superficiality of appearance or behavior; pretense.
Her frequent use of French phrases was seen as pure affectation by many of her acquaintances.
synonyms:
affectedness, artificiality, pretense, pretentiousness
antonyms:
artlessness
similar words:
air, mannerism, posturing, sham, show
definition 2: a specific instance of such pretense.
synonyms:
airs, mannerism, pose, show
similar words:
act, imposture
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