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  1. affectation

    • IPA[ˌafɛkˈteɪʃn]


    • n.
      behaviour, speech, or writing that is pretentious and designed to impress;a studied display of real or pretended feeling
    • noun: affectation, plural noun: affectations

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    • IPA[ˌaˌfekˈtāSH(ə)n]


    • n.
      behavior, speech, or writing that is artificial and designed to impress: the affectation of a man who measures every word for effect she called the room her boudoir, which he thought an affectation

    Oxford American Dictionary