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Definition of 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

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

My life is black and white and mixed. My mother's a Rastafarian, my dad was a short white guy - it's not an affectation. It's also the lives of millions of people throughout the world.
Zadie Smith

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

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

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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Affectation Translations

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