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artificial behavior adopted to impress others

Synonyms for affectation

a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

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La seconde etape d'affectations quant a elle consiste au recrutement des laureats dans les etablissements de la region de leur affectation.
There's something I really like about affectations with people's mouths, and he does this thing where the left side of his lip goes down when he talks.
Determined to make up for this, Tallulah grasps at the incredible opportunity afforded her when she meets Katie, an unlikely acquaintance who not only offers to teach her to surf, but whose strange appearance and dorky social affectations will show her the true meaning of friendship and fitting in.
Because Whitman's affectations are unavoidable in his poetry and the work of recent critics, however, Stacy might have explored this dilemma in greater depth with more explanation of what he meant by affectation.
One benefit Grant Gee's Joy Division documentary has over Anton Corbijn's Control biopic is that it has considerably less affectations.
His bluff, gruff, rough, tough and rather duff Yorkshire manner won him adversaries and enemies alike, but little did he care for southern affectations like central heating, flushing toilets or using a handkerchief.
He thoughtfully provides walking and Underground directions for each, assuming you have such a peculiarity yourself, and provides a range of odd graves, baffling decorations, odd products on sale, columns to nowhere, carvings inspired by those of the Romans, but at a distance of a couple of thousand years, and of course all the affectations of the Victorians.
Their conductor Alan Jenkins has fashioned a superb instrument out of these men, capable of revealing composers' intentions lucidly without quirky affectations.
True Scouser, no affectations and generous to Merseyside charities.
But the real stars are his two young daughters and Jackie, who reacts to her husband's ridiculous affectations - such as insisting that all the books he's packing be colour coded - with affectionate tolerance.
The good news, for those who believe Blair's vocal delivery and general performance in interviews is highly impressive, is that Brown has already mastered one of his outgoing boss's affectations.
As the mainstream grows accustomed and even welcoming to gays, the queen,as such is tending to disappear along with his train of ludicrous affectations.
For those who live in the heartland (and probably even for those who do not), such affectations seem awkward and condescending, however well-intentioned the author might be (and from reading his acknowledgements, there is no doubting Egan's warmth and sincerity).
Radio 4's controller Mark Damazer said: "She took the character of Julia Pargetter with all her flaws and affectations and made her into a believable human being.
It was highly topical at the time it was written and has remained popular because the affectations satirised in the opera live on today innearly every walk of life.