affectation

All Noun
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  • And yet the latter felt that there was no affectation about all this. Cited from Don Orsino, by F. Marion Crawford
  • He has no need for affectation, having been born into the upper classes of London society.
  • This would sound like affectation to others, but will not to you. Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole, Vol. II, by Horace Walpole
  • Come, come now, not so many affectations: for the lost time, how much do you want? Cited from The Grip of Desire, by Hector France
  • Besides, he is always very well dressed, though he has no affectations. Cited from A Roman Singer, by F. Marion Crawford
  • The reading, though free from affectation, was not by any means in the best style. Cited from American Scenes, and Christian Slavery, by Ebenezer Davies
  • He had so many natural interests that he had no affectations. Cited from The Song of the Lark, Willa Cather
  • When she was with him, when his steady eyes looked down at her, small affectations fell away. Cited from K, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Call people and things by their right names, and avoid affectations of all kinds. Cited from Frost's Laws, by Sarah Annie Frost
  • One often makes the mistake of thinking people affected when there is no affectation about them. Cited from Macleod of Dare, by William Black
  • No one who knew him would tax him with affectation. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, Aug, 1862
  • Nor was it to her alone that he permitted this affectation of love. Cited from The Bow of Orange Ribbon, by Amelia E. Barr
  • She sat down at once on the edge of a chair, without any affectation of ceremony. Cited from Superfluous Man and Others, by Ivan Turgenev
  • In Christian Europe the use of the title emperor was more than an affectation.
  • I do not say this with any affectation, because I understand fully your feelings upon that matter. Cited from Modern Eloquence: Vol II, After-Dinner Speeches E-O, by Various
  • To me he appeared to have a great deal of affectation. Cited from Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9), by Samuel Richardson
  • She is a dear child and as free from affectation as you yourself. Cited from Molly Brown's Orchard Home, by Nell Speed
  • But might she not despise as affectation in him what came natural to herself? Cited from A Christmas Garland, by Max Beerbohm
  • There he still talked of her departure, but his affectations were now broken by real feeling. Cited from Olive, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • He has been accused of many things, but never of affectation. Cited from Among Famous Books, by John Kelman
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Words starting with affectation

Meaning of affectation

  • noun A deliberate pretense or exaggerated display