Word:

Affectation

Af`fec`ta´tion
n.1.An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.
2.A striving after.
3.Fondness; affection.
Noun1.affectation - a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
Barnumism, Gongorism, act, acting, action, actions, activity, acts, address, affectedness, air, airs, appearance, artfulness, artifice, artificiality, attitudinizing, bearing, bedizenment, behavior, behavior pattern, behavioral norm, behavioral science, big talk, bluff, bluffing, carriage, cheating, color, coloring, command of language, comportment, conduct, convolution, culture pattern, custom, deception, delusion, demeanor, deportment, disguise, dissemblance, dissembling, dissimulation, doing, doings, euphemism, euphuism, exaggeration, expression of ideas, facade, face, fakery, faking, false air, false front, false show, falsity, fashion, feeling for words, feigning, feint, flashiness, flatulence, flatulency, folkway, form of speech, four-flushing, fraud, front, fulsomeness, garishness, gaudiness, gestures, gilt, gloss, goings-on, grace of expression, grandiloquence, grandioseness, grandiosity, guise, high-flown diction, humbug, humbuggery, hyperelegance, imposture, inflatedness, inflation, insincerity, lexiphanicism, literary style, loftiness, lugs, luridness, magniloquence, maintien, manner, manner of speaking, manneredness, mannerism, manners, masquerade, mere rhetoric, meretriciousness, method, methodology, methods, mien, mode, mode of expression, modus vivendi, motions, movements, moves, observable behavior, orotundity, ostentation, ostentatious complexity, outward show, overelaboration, overelegance, overniceness, overrefinement, pattern, peculiarity, personal style, platitudinous ponderosity, playacting, poise, polysyllabic profundity, pomposity, pompous prolixity, pompousness, pontification, port, pose, posing, posture, posturing, practice, praxis, preciosity, preciousness, presence, pretense, pretension, pretentiousness, pretext, procedure, proceeding, prose run mad, purism, representation, rhetoric, rhetoricalness, seeming, semblance, sensationalism, sense of language, sententiousness, sham, show, showiness, simulacrum, simulation, social science, speciousness, stiltedness, strain, style, stylistic analysis, stylistics, swelling utterance, swollen phrase, swollenness, tactics, tall talk, the grand style, the plain style, the sublime, tone, tortuosity, tortuousness, trick, tumidity, tumidness, turgescence, turgidity, unnaturalness, varnish, vein, way, way of life, ways, window dressing
Translate Affectation to Spanish, Translate Affectation to German, Translate Affectation to French
Browse
Afer
Affability
Affable
Affableness
Affably
Affabrous
Affair
Affair of honor
affaire
affaire d'honneur
affairs
Affamish
Affamishment
Affatuate
Affear
Affect
-- Affectation --
Affectationist
Affected
affected role
Affectedly
Affectedness
Affecter
Affectibility
Affectible
Affecting
Affectingly
Affection
Affectional
Affectionate
Affectionated
Affectionately
Affectionateness
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home