Noun(1) a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
(1) Perhaps this second variety is not style at all, but affectation .(2) But these techniques are not stylish affectation .(3) They had, for whatever did not form part of their group, no affectation of contempt; their genuine contempt was sufficient.(4) Not every American politician could manage this, without affectation .(5) Names drop from her lips without a hint of affectation .(6) she called the room her boudoir, which he thought an affectation(7) This hint at rags is a fashion, or affectation , that I find offensive.(8) He plays the guitar in an Irish band (it isn't a politician's affectation : they've been going for 20 years).(9) First names are not used, a classic public school affectation .(10) His work was lucid, direct, perceptive and totally without affectation .(11) an affectation of calm(12) ├ö├ç├┐This is perhaps the creator's message,├ö├ç├û continued my vegetarian friend with the pious affectation .(13) Each of the performers is distinctive because of his or her unique appearance or affectation .(14) In a lesser artist and person, we might have suspected mere affectation , or an attempt at playing the reluctant genius.(15) Donald's love of sport was not some kind of affectation designed to bring him street credibility in constituency walkabouts.(16) Surely even most conservatives cringe when they see this type of ridiculous affectation .
1. pretension ::
2. facade ::
3. mannerism ::
Different Formsaffectation, affectations
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