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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A way of behaving, speaking etc that is not sincere or natural.

Usage examples (37)
  • affectation is inevitably the mark of one not sure of himself.
  • I think a lot of characters start in affectation and then build from there.
  • And I have no idea how his literary affectation translates into “journalism” of any sort.
  • You will perhaps laugh at me, and call it affectation. for more
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