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WOTD - 9 February 2008    

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English

Etymology

First attested in 1548. From Latin affectātiōnem (possibly via French affectation) < affectō (I feign).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
affectation

Plural
affectations

affectation (plural affectations)

  1. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.
  2. An unusual mannerism.

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