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

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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 7 Aug. 2020.

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