Affectation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæfekˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word affectation
Brit.  |afɛkˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word affectation

noun

- a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display (syn: affectedness, mannerism, pose)

Examples

His French accent is just an affectation.

...a woman of great affectation at social gatherings...

Calling everyone 'darling' is just an affectation.

Word forms

noun
singular: affectation
plural: affectations
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