What does the word affectation mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Pretense; display.

Usage examples for affectation

  1. At length Smith sighed deeply, but without affectation. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. Avoid haughtiness of behaviour, and affectation, of manners: it implies a want of solid merit. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. In such works, the setting is a mere affectation entirely out of taste. – The Madonna in Art by Estelle M. Hurll