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1. affectation

noun. ['ˌæfɛkˈteɪʃən'] a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display.

Synonyms

  • attitude
  • simulation
  • feigning
  • pose
  • pretence
  • radical chic
  • mannerism
  • pretense
  • affectedness

Antonyms

  • reverence
  • respect
  • disrespect
  • irreverence

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Words that Rhyme with Affectation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word affectation


1. Noun, singular or mass
The quill pen has existed for centuries and is now a romantic affectation of medieval times.

Quotes containing the word affectation


1. Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Your goodness must have some edge to it--else it is none.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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