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synonyms for affectation

  • air
  • airs
  • appearance
  • artificiality
  • facade
  • front
  • imitation
  • insincerity
  • mannerism
  • pose
  • pretense
  • pretension
  • pretentiousness
  • put-on
  • sham
  • show
  • simulation
  • false front
  • going Hollywood
  • putting on airs
  • showing off
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antonyms for affectation

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  • honesty
  • personality
  • reality
  • truth
  • naturalness
  • simplicity
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How to use affectation in a sentence

My growing affectation for him aside, Ethan Winters isn’t likely to enter the pantheon of great video game characters.
THE REAL TRAGEDY OF ETHAN WINTERS, RESIDENT EVIL’S ‘VILLAGE’ IDIOTGENE PARKMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It is the sort of affectation a bad man might pick up after too many viewings of “The Shining.”
CAPITOL RIOTERS SEARCHED FOR NANCY PELOSI IN A WAY THAT SHOULD MAKE EVERY WOMAN’S SKIN CRAWLMONICA HESSEFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Cringe is only possible in a cultural and political moment like ours, when we have so effectively surrounded ourselves with those who share our affections and affectations.
WE LIVE IN A GOLDEN AGE OF CRINGESONNY BUNCHJANUARY 27, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She finds your old-fashioned affectations sweet, but more than that she craves what you have, the information you have carried in your body for so many decades.
DARK SPACES ON THE MAPKATIE MCLEANDECEMBER 18, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
He signed off with a certain affectation, an identifiable term, so I'm not using it here.
CAROLYN HAX: SHE SWIPED RIGHT, AND NOW IT FEELS SO, SO WRONGCAROLYN HAXNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
And he replied shortly, and with a slight charming affectation of pride: "I did without."
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
To me the national affectation of piety and holiness resembles a white shirt put on over a dirty skin.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Her affectation of extreme youth was so absurdly ridiculous, that it made her appear older and uglier than she really was.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Avoid affectation; it is the sure test of a deceitful, vulgar mind.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
He is a stranger to affectation—that dangerous rock to the would-be wit; he is natural, and is witty without trying to be a wit.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
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WORDS RELATED TO AFFECTATION

  • affectation
  • attitude
  • bit
  • chaser
  • dissimilation
  • fake
  • false front
  • feigning
  • front
  • performance
  • phony
  • pose
  • posture
  • pretense
  • put-on
  • sham
  • show
  • shuck and jive
  • simulation
  • soft soap
  • stall
  • stance
  • stunt
  • sweet talk
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