affectation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"affectation" in British English

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affectationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌæf.ekˈteɪ.ʃən/ disapproving
behaviour or ​speech that is not ​sincere: She has so many little affectations. His ​mannerreeks of affectation. "It doesn't ​concern me," he said with an affectation ofnonchalance.
(Definition of affectation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​certaineffect: [C] She has many ​annoying little affectations.
(Definition of affectation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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