affectation [af-ek-tey-shuhn] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||noun|
|Definition:||pretended behavior to make an impression|
|Synonyms:||air, airs, appearance, artificiality, facade, false front, front, going Hollywood, imitation, insincerity, mannerism, pose, pretense, pretension, pretentiousness, put-on, putting on airs, sham*, show, showing off, simulation|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||air, announce, be on the air, beam, communicate, go on the air, go on the airwaves, put on television, put on the air, show, simulcast, transmit|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Synonyms:||address, bear, bequeath, break, broadcast, carry, channel, conduct, consign, convey, diffuse, dispatch, disseminate, drop a line, drop a note, forward, funnel, give a call, give a ring, hand down, hand on, impart, instill, issue, mail, pass on, pipe, put on the air, radio, relay, remit, route, send out, ship, siphon, spread, take, traject, transfer, transfuse, translate, transport|
|Antonyms:||get, receive, take|
|Part of Speech:||noun|
Quakerish, ad captandum, affected, apopathetic, aprioristic, arbitrary, arrogant, artificial, assuming, assumptive, audacious, aweless, barefaced, baronial, beauish, big-sounding, bloated with pride, blown, bluff, blustering, boldfaced, brazen, brazen-faced, buckish, bumptious, cavalier, ceremonial, ceremonious, conceited, consequential, contumelious, coxcombical, dandified, dashing, dead to shame, demure, devil-may-care, dictatorial, dignified, disdainful, domineering, dramatic, egolatrous, egotistic, egotistical, en grande tenue, endimanche, euphuistic, fastuous, fine, finical, finikin, fire-eating, flaming, flashing, flashy, flatulopetic, flaunting, flippant, flushed, foppish, formal, forward, free and easy, fripperous, froufrou, full of affectation, full of sound and fury, garish, gaudy, gaudy as a butterfly, gaudy as a peacock, gaudy as a tulip, gay, glittering, grand, haughty, hauteur, hectoring, high, high and mighty, high-flowing, high-flown, high-handed, high-mettled, high-minded, high-plumed, high-souled, high-sounding, high-toned, hufty-tufty, imperious, impertinent, impudent, in Sunday clothes, in best bib and tucker, in buckram, inflated, insolent, intolerant, janty, jaunty, la-di-da, lofty, lofty-minded, lordly, lost to shame, magisterial, magnificent, majestic, malapert, mimsy, mincing, namby-pamby, niminy-piminy, not natural, obnoxious, on one's high horses, on one's high ropes, on stilts, orgulous, ostensible, ostentatious, overacted, overbearing, overdone, overweening, overwise, overwrought, palatial, paughty, pedantic, perked up, pert, pompous, pragmatical, precocious, presumptuous, pretentious, priggish, prim, proud, proud as Lucifer, proud as a peacock, proud-crested, prudish, prunk, puffed up, punctilious, puritanical, purse-proud, rakish, recherchÃ©, ritual, roistering, rollicking, saucy, self-admiring, self-applauding, self-confident, self-conscious, self-flattering, self-glorious, self-opinionated, self-satisfied, self-sufficient, sentimental, shameless, showy, simpering, smug, solemn, spectacular, splendid, stagey, starch, starched, starchy, stately, stiff, stiff-necked, stilted, strait-laced, stuck up, sumptuous, superbious, supercilious, swaggering, swollen, theatrical, thrasonic, too-too, turgid, ultracrepidarian, unabashed, unblushing, unceremonious, unconstrained, unctuous, unnatural, vain, vain as a peacock, vainglorious, vaporing, wise in one's own conceit, would be
|Category:||2. Discriminative Affections|
affectation; affectedness; acting a part; pretense (falsehood), (ostentation) [more]; boasting., charlatanism, quackery, shallow profundity; pretension, airs, pedantry, purism, precisianism, euphuism; teratology (altiloquence)., mannerism, simagrée, grimace., conceit, foppery, dandyism, man millinery, coxcombry, puppyism., stiffness, formality, buckram; prudery, demureness, coquetry, mock modesty, minauderie, sentimentalism; mauvais honte, false shame., affector, performer, actor; pedant, pedagogue, doctrinaire, purist, euphuist, mannerist; grimacier; lump of affectation, precieuse ridicule, bas bleu, blue stocking, poetaster; prig; charlatan (deceiver); petit maitre (fop); flatterer; coquette, prude, puritan.
affected, full of affectation, pretentious, pedantic, stilted, stagy, theatrical, big-sounding, ad captandum; canting, insincere., not natural, unnatural; self-conscious; maniere; artificial; overwrought, overdone, overacted; euphuist., stiff, starch, formal, prim, smug, demure, tire a quatre epingles, quakerish, puritanical, prudish, pragmatical, priggish, conceited, coxcomical, foppish, dandified; finical, finikin; mincing, simpering, namby-pamby, sentimental.
"conceit in weakest bodies strongest works" [Hamlet].
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