Meaning of “affectation” in the English Dictionary

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"affectation" in British English

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affectationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌæf.ekˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌæf.ekˈteɪ.ʃən/ disapproving

(Definition of “affectation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"affectation" in American English

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affectationnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌæf·ekˈteɪ·ʃən/

speech or behavior that is not natural or sincere and is used to produce a certain effect:

[ C ] She has many annoying little affectations.

(Definition of “affectation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)