nonaffectation

affectation

[af-ek-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
an effort to appear to have a quality not really or fully possessed; the pretense of actual possession: an affectation of interest in art; affectation of great wealth.
2.
conspicuous artificiality of manner or appearance; effort to attract notice by pretense, assumption, or any assumed peculiarity.
3.
a trait, action, or expression characterized by such artificiality: a man of a thousand affectations.
4.
Obsolete.
a.
strenuous pursuit, desire, or aspiration.
b.
affection; fondness: his affectation of literature.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin affectātiōn- (stem of affectātiō) a striving after, equivalent to affectāt(us), past participle of affectāre to affect2 (see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

nonaffectation, noun

affectation, affection.


2. pretension, airs, mannerisms, pose.


2. artlessness, simplicity, sincerity.
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affectation (ˌæfɛkˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  an assumed manner of speech, dress, or behaviour, esp one that is intended to impress others
2.  (often foll by of) deliberate pretence or false display: affectation of nobility
 
[C16: from Latin affectātiōn- an aiming at, striving after, from affectāre; see affect²]

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affectation
1540s, "studied display," from L. affectationem (nom. affectatio) "a striving after," from affectare "to strive for" (see affect (v.)).
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