Simple Definition of affectation
: an unnatural form of behavior that is meant to impress others
Full Definition of affectation
1 a : the act of taking on or displaying an attitude or mode of behavior not natural to oneself or not genuinely felt b : speech or conduct not natural to oneself : artificiality
2 obsolete : a striving after
Examples of affectation in a sentence
His French accent is just an affectation.
<a woman of great affectation at social gatherings>
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