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Definition of affectation:

  1. A striving after.
  2. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.
  3. Fondness; affection.

Synonyms:

formalism, cant, sanctimoniousness, pietism, dissimulation, airs, sham, pharisaism, simulation, study atpose, honest, true, foible, idiosyncrasy, hypocrisy, affectedness, sanctimony.

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