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posturing

[ pos-cher-ing ]
/ ˈpɒs tʃər ɪŋ /
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noun
speech or action that is artificial, hypocritical, or calculated to mislead:I'm fed up with the reaching-across-the-aisle posturing intended to make politicians seem like they’re working hard for bipartisan reform.
adjective
engaging in or characterized by such speech or behavior:He cynically believes that anybody trying to live up to an ideal is either a posturing liar or a simple-minded fool.
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Origin of posturing

postur(e) + -ing1 for the noun; postur(e) + -ing2 for the adjective
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