An affectation is defined as a pretentious and fake action or change in speech or behavior intended to get the attention of other people.(noun)
An example of an affectation would be an artificial accent.
The definition of an affectation is an attempt to appear to be possessed.(noun)
An example of an affectation is the behavior of the character in the movie Carrie.
See affectation in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L affectatio < pp. of affectare, affect
See affectation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin affectātiō, affectātiōn-
Origin: , from affectātus
Origin: , past participle of affectāre, to strive after; see affect2.
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