adjective af·fec·ta·tious \ˌa-ˌfek-ˈtā-shəs also -fik-\

Definition of affectatious

  1. :  characterized or marked by affectation :  affected Do some people adopt an affectatious dialect to suit their audience? — Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 12 Jan. 2010

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Origin and Etymology of affectatious

affectati(on) + -ous

First Known Use: 1676

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a brief usually trivial fact

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