Affectation


Affectation
(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Affectation->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ affectation
affectation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ affectedness
affectedness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ acting a part
acting a part
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pretense
pretense
&c.(falsehood) 544
=>(ostentation)
???>882
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ boasting
boasting
&c. 884
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ charlatanism
charlatanism
quackery
shallow profundity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ pretension
pretension
airs
pedantry
purism
precisianism
euphuism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ teratology
teratology
&c.(altiloquence) 577
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mannerism
mannerism
simagrΓe
grimace
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ conceit
conceit
foppery
dandyism
man millinery
coxcombry
puppyism
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ stiffness
stiffness
formality
buckram
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ prudery
prudery
demureness
coquetry
mock modesty
minauderie
sentimentalism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ mauvais honte
mauvais honte
false shame
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ affector
affector
performer
actor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ pedant
pedant
pedagogue
doctrinaire
purist
euphuist
mannerist
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ grimacier
grimacier
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ lump of affectation
lump of affectation
precieuse ridicule
bas bleu
blue stocking
poetaster
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ prig
prig
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ charlatan
charlatan
&c.(deceiver) 548
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ petit maitre
petit maitre
&c.(fop) 854
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ flatterer
flatterer
&c. 935
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ coquette
coquette
prude
puritan
PARAG:Affectation->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ affect
affect
act a part
put on
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give oneself airs
give oneself airs
&c.(arrogance) 885
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ boast
boast
&c. 884
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ coquet
coquet
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ simper
simper
mince
attitudinize
pose
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ flirt a fan
flirt a fan
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ overact
overact
overdo
PARAG:Affectation->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ affected
affected
full of affectation
pretentious
pedantic
stilted
stagy
theatrical
big-sounding
ad captandum
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ canting
canting
insincere
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ not natural
not natural
unnatural
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ self-conscious
self-conscious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ maniere
maniere
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ artificial
artificial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ overwrought
overwrought
overdone
overacted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ euphuist
euphuist
&c. 577
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ stiff
stiff
starch
formal
prim
smug
demure
tire a quatre epingles
quakerish
puritanical
prudish
pragmatical
priggish
conceited
coxcomical
foppish
dandified
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ finical
finical
finikin
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ mincing
mincing
simpering
namby-pamby
sentimental

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • affectation — Affectation. s. f. v. Passion que l on a pour certaines manieres d agir ou de parler. Affectation vicieuse. affectation de langage. certaine affectation de parler, de marcher, de rire &c. il y a de l affectation en tout ce qu il dit, en tout ce… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • affectation — AFFECTATION. s. f. Attachement vicieux à dire ou à faire certaines choses d une manière singulière. Il y a de l affectation en tout ce qu il fait, en tout ce qu il dit. Affectation marquée. Affectation de langage. Il n y a rien de naturel en elle …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Affectation — Af fec*ta tion, n. [L. affectatio: cf. F. affectation.] 1. An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show. An affectation of contempt. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Affectation is an awkward and forced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affectation — (n.) studied display, 1540s, from Fr. affectation (16c.) or directly from L. affectationem (nom. affectatio) a striving after, a claiming, noun of action from pp. stem of affectare to strive for (see AFFECT (Cf. affect) (v.2)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • affectation — index bombast, color (deceptive appearance), false pretense, fustian, histrionics, pretense (ostentation), pretext …   Law dictionary

  • affectation — *pose, air, mannerism Analogous words: *pretense, pretension: pretentiousness, ostenta tion (see corresponding adjectives at SHOWY) Antonyms: artlessness Contrasted words: naturalness, simplicity, ingenuousness, naivete, unsophistication (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • affectation — [n] pretended behavior to make an impression air, airs, appearance, artificiality, facade, false front*, front, going Hollywood*, imitation, insincerity, mannerism, pose, pretense, pretension, pretentiousness, put on, putting on airs*, sham*,… …   New thesaurus

  • affectation — Affectation, Affectatio, Quintil …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • affectation — ► NOUN ▪ behaviour, speech, or writing that is artificial and designed to impress …   English terms dictionary