affectatious

adjective
af·​fec·​ta·​tious | \ ˌa-ˌfek-ˈtā-shəs also -fik- How to pronounce affectatious (audio) \

Definition of affectatious

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

First Known Use of affectatious

1676, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affectatious

affectati(on) + -ous

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“Affectatious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affectatious. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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