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[ US /ˌæfɛkˈteɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɐfɪktˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
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How To Use affectation In A Sentence

  • There must be some better way to communicate with the kitchen so I take it to be an affectation, the other one being that although the food is already plated up when it arrives, it is served from a foldaway side table.
  • Thankfully it also comes across as an actorly affectation and isn't written into the character's story.
  • thinking it was some kind of actorly affectation like Tom Cruise is bucking for awards! Mike talks to Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander, co-writers of VALKYRIE | Obsessed With Film
  • -- Why have you bedizened yourself in that fashion? "he asked, with an affectation of 'brusquerie', as he tried to recover his power of speech. The French Immortals Series — Complete
  • Stack's taste and style were admirable yet always unpretentious, with no trace of affectation or competitiveness. Times, Sunday Times
  • They do not hesitate to dress idiosyncratically, speak dramatically and in general cultivate affectations that would be bizarre in most other professions.
  • Will we at last forget ourselves result from the continuous affectation.
  • In a lesser artist and person, we might have suspected mere affectation, or an attempt at playing the reluctant genius.
  • Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity, jejune babblement and asinine affectations. December 7th, 2005
  • He doesn't use correct punctuation, and I think it may be more affectation than lack of education.
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