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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.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for affectation
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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 (1884)
Forming an Encyclopedia of Quotations from Ancient and Modern Authors by Maturin Murray Ballou
Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than the small-pox. — St. Evremona. Paltry affectation...
The Railroad Trainman (1891)
Affectation is the palpable falsehood of one's character. Of the many...
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 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 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 Joan Peckham, Scott J. Lloyd
Affectation : An affectation is a function : VaL x T VaL (v, ...
From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford by Walter Scott
Affectation is a painful thing to witness , and ...
by Henry George Bohn
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 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 ...
Containing the Most Admirable Passages from Milton, Pope, Shakespeare, Young ... ; to which are Added Extracts from a Sublime Poem Entitled 'The Pleasures of Friendship' ; the Whole Alphabetically Arranged
AFFECTATION. 11 Still on thy solemn steps attend, Warm Charity, the general friend, With Justice, to herself severe, And Pity, dropping soft the sadly-pleasing tear. Oh, gently on thy suppliant's head, Dread Goddess, lay thy chast'ning hand !
by Miles Bronson
ceu, stas, сета, спит таи wifwzw ат ZT т, equality, affectation, show of pride, a haughty 'air, the width of a garment at the bottom.
A Complete and Universal English Dictionary on a New Plan: including not only ... a full explanation of difficult words and technical terms in all faculties and professions ... but ... a pronouncing dictionary ... To which are prefixed, A Free Enquiry into the Origin and Antiquity of Letters (by the Abbot Anselm) ... By ... James Barclay ... and others (1774)
by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)
ceremOnious; sulemn; precise; exact to affectation; done according to certain rules or methods; regular; methodical; merely external. FO'RMALlST, S. [FL] one who practises external rites and ceremonies with great strictness; one who prefers ...
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- Affectation Meaning
Video shows what affectation means. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.. An unusual mannerism.. affectation ...
- Vocabulary Made Easy Meaning of Affectation, Synonyms, Antonyms and its Usage
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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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