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Definition of the noun affectation
What does affectation mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: affectations
- a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
- lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
- synonyms of affectation: affectedness / mannerism / pose
- more generic words: feigning / pretence / pretending / pretense / simulation = the act of giving a false appearance
- more specific terms:
Alternative definition of the noun affectation
- An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.
- An unusual mannerism.
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Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted
Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than the small-pox.
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich. Lavater. Affectation is an artificial show, an elaborate appearance, a false pretence.
Treasury of Thought (1894)
Forming an Encyclopædia of Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors by Maturin Murray Ballou
Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than the small-pox. — St. Eeremond. Paltry affectation...
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich. — Lacater. When Cicero consulted the oracle at Del- ...
The Railroad Trainman (1891)
Affectation is the palpable falsehood of one's character. Of the many...
Affectation is the poison of every style; for it comprehends whatever is swelling, whatever is fini- cal, whatever is loathsome,
Or, The Art of Speaking in Public, in Every Character and Capacity by Quintilian
Affectation is the poison of every style; for it comprehends whatever is swelling, whatever is finical, whatever is loathsome,
by Henry Southgate
Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than the small pox.
Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1862)
Being a Treasury of Reference Consisting of Selections from the Writings of the Most Celebrated Authors ...
Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than the small pox.
by Edmund Shaftesbury
AFFECTATION is an exhibition of an attempt to produce grace, thereby overdoing it and destroying its simpleness. Awkwardness is...
Affectation is the boon companion of silliness_ shallowness and foppishness. Grandeur in any man or ...
by Tryon Edwards
All affectation is the vain and ridiculous attempt of poverty to appear rich.— Lavater. Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than the smallpox.—St. Evremond. All affectation proceeds from the supposition of possessing something better than ...
Relational linguistic practice over time and across cultures by Marcel Bax, Dániel Z. Kádár
De Bellegarde defines “affectation” as follows: Affectation is the falsification of the whole Person, which deviates from all that is Natural, whereby it might please tO put on an ascititious8 Ayre, wherewithal tO become Ridiculous [...] People ...
by Charles Richardson
Affectation is the greatest enemy, both of doing well, and good acceptance of what is d Bp. Hall.
Affectation is an awkward and forced imitation of what Bhould be genuine and easy, wanting the beauty that accompanies what is natural.
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Affectation is the ape of sense and polite breeding Moral ...
by Andrew Thomson
Affectation is the spring of all ridicule, ...
by Bryan A. Garner
affection; affectation. The former means "love, fondness"; the latter, "pretentious, artificial behavior." In Elizabethan English, these words were used more or less ...
AFFECTATION. Maids, in modesty, say No to that Which they would have the proflerer construe, Ay.
Based Upon Bohn's Edition by Anna Lydia Ward
AFFECTATION. Maids, in modesty, say “No” to that Which they would have the profferer construe, “Ay.” Fie, fle; how wayward is this foolish love, That like a testy babe will scratch the nurse, And presently, all humbled, kiss the rod | 67 Shaks.
by James Leslie (of Edinburgh.)
AFFECTATION. s. Coquetry, prudery. (See conceit.) AFFECTED. m. Finical, apish , quaint, (See Gay.) AFFECTEDNESS. s. Cacozelia. (See affectation, conceit, pride, vanity ) AFFECTION. s. That peculiar affection we have to any particular thing ...
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4E1C3T1A1T1I1O1N1
The value of this 11-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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