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affectation

noun [C or U]     /ˌæf.ekˈteɪ.ʃən/ disapproving
behaviour or speech that is not sincere: She has so many little affectations. His manner reeks of affectation. "It doesn't concern me," he said with an affectation of nonchalance.Affected and insincere
(Definition of affectation noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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