What does affectation mean?

affectation meaning in General Dictionary

An attempt to assume or display what is maybe not normal or real false screen artificial program

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  • a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
  • An attempt to assume or display what is perhaps not all-natural or real; false show; synthetic show.
  • the striving after.
  • Fondness; affection.

affectation meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"learned screen," 1540s, from French affectation (16c.) or right from Latin affectationem (nominative affectatio) "a striving after, a claiming," noun of action from past participle stem of affectare "to strive for" (see affect (v.2)).


affectation meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An attempt to believe or show what is not natural or genuine; false display; synthetic program.

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  • (n.) A striving after.
  • (n.) Fondness; love.

Sentence Examples with the word affectation

Curiously, Apotheosis is used by the Latin Christian poet, Prudentius (c. 400), as the title of a poem defending orthodox views on the person of Christ and other points of doctrine - the affectation of a decadent age.

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