Affectation Definition

ăfĕk-tāshən
affectations
noun
affectations
A mannerism or habit that is assumed rather than natural, especially to impress others.
American Heritage
An affecting or pretending to like, have, etc.; show or pretense.
Webster's New World
Behavior characterized by such mannerisms or habits; artificiality.
A simpering manner that was mere affectation.
American Heritage
Artificial behavior meant to impress others; mannerism for effect.
Webster's New World
The definition of an affectation is an attempt to appear to be possessed.
An example of an affectation is the behavior of the character in the movie Carrie.
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Other Word Forms of Affectation

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Singular:
affectation
Plural:
affectations

Origin of Affectation

  • Latin affectātiō affectātiōn- from affectātus past participle of affectāre to strive after affect2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1548. From Latin affectātiōnem (possibly via French affectation), from affectō (“I feign”).

    From Wiktionary

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