HyperDic: affectation

English > 1 sense of the word affectation:
NOUNactaffectation, mannerism, pose, affectednessa deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
affectation > pronunciation
Soundsae.fehktey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > affectation: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA deliberate pretense or exaggerated display.
Synonymsmannerism, pose, affectedness
NarrowerattitudeA theatrical pose created for effect
radical chicAn affectation of radical left-wing views and the fashionable dress and lifestyle that goes with them
Broaderpretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningThe act of giving a false / false / false appearance
Spanishafectación
Catalanafectació, cursileria

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