Definition of affectation
- His French accent is just an affectation.
- speaking honestly without affectation
- mocked his piety as affectation
His French accent is just an affectation.
a woman of great affectation at social gatherings
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First Known Use: 1548See Words from the same year
arrogance, bumptiousness, complacency, conceit, egotism, hauteur, imperiousness, pompousness, presumptuousness, pride, self-aggrandizement, self-assertion, self-assumption, self-conceit, self-consequence, self-glorification, self-importance, self-satisfaction, smugness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity;
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