- strenuous pursuit, desire, or aspiration.
- affection; fondness: his affectation of literature.
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Origin of affectation
SYNONYMS FOR affectation
OTHER WORDS FROM affectationnon·af·fec·ta·tion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH affectationaffectation affection
Words nearby affectation
Example sentences from the Web for affectation
What is a distinctive habit or affectation related to the writing process?
What is a distinctive habit or affectation of yours related to writing?
Saturn in your sign will keep things real, refining elements in your make-up that smack of affectation.
If there is nothing more than acquirement, smartness, and the affectation of philanthropy, Chorley is a fine creature.Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle|Clement K. Shorter
The florid style is a mixture of affectation and common-place.Hazlitt on English Literature|Jacob Zeitlin
Fricker was not a gentleman, but, thanks to his quietness and freedom from affectation, it was often possible to forget the fact.The Intrusions of Peggy|Anthony Hope
There is no affectation of dignity or of knowledge about him, and it is well that there is not.The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections|A. Edward Newton
There is no affectation in the expression or the pose of the sitter, it is quite easy and natural, and beautifully simple.Tales of the Wonder Club|M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)