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    • /ˌæf.ekˈteɪ.ʃən/
    • /ˌæf.ekˈteɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˌæf.ekˈteɪ.ʃən/

Definitions of affectations word

  • noun affectations Plural form of affectation. 1
  • noun affectations plural of affectation. 0

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Parts of speech for Affectations


affectations popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for affectations

noun affectations

  • pretensions — the laying of a claim to something.
  • airs — affected manners intended to impress others (esp in the phrases give oneself airs, put on airs)
  • appearances — the act or fact of appearing, as to the eye or mind or before the public: the unannounced appearance of dinner guests; the last appearance of Caruso in Aïda; her first appearance at a stockholders' meeting.
  • mannerisms — a habitual or characteristic manner, mode, or way of doing something; distinctive quality or style, as in behavior or speech: He has an annoying mannerism of tapping his fingers while he talks. They copied his literary mannerisms but always lacked his ebullience.
  • ways — manner, mode, or fashion: a new way of looking at a matter; to reply in a polite way.

Antonyms for affectations

noun affectations

  • personalities — the visible aspect of one's character as it impresses others: He has a pleasing personality.

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