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Definition of Affectation

Affectation

  1. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.
  2. A striving after.
  3. Fondness; affection.

Affectation Quotations

I'm a religious woman. And I feel I have responsibility. I have no modesty at all. I'm even afraid of it - it's a learned affectation and it's just stuck on me like decals. Now I pray for humility because that comes from inside out.
Maya Angelou

Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops.
Maya Angelou

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

One of the best temporary cures for pride and affectation is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
Josh Billings

There is never vulgarity in a whole truth, however commonplace. It may be unimportant or painful. It cannot be vulgar. Vulgarity is only in concealment of truth, or in affectation.
John Ruskin
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Affectation Translations

affectation in Dutch is aanstellerij, onnatuurlijkheid
affectation in German is Vorliebe, Affektiertheit {f}, Ziererei
affectation in Swedish is tillgjordhet