affectation


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artificial behavior adopted to impress others

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a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

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The conclusion they have reached is that he is in the ground, in the coffin, but the earth isn't quite over him" BBC political editor Nick Robinson reporting on what he believes the Prime Minister and senior Cabinet colleagues think about Labour leader Ed Miliband "What used to be called good manners is now regarded as affectation.
Many had assumed his everpresent sunglasses - even indoors - were a rock star affectation, but he explained during a recording of last night's Graham Norton Show for BBC1 that they are to help with his vision problem.
LONDON (AP) -- U2 singer Bono says his ever-present sunglasses aren't a rock-star affectation -- he has suffered from glaucoma for 20 years.
The noise can be a result of voice pathology, or simply an affectation.
After this the Symphonies of Wind Instruments seem a tiresome affectation (so listen separately, which might convince if the work has any worth), and Apollon Musagete draws a suave silkiness from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra strings.
None of that affectation matters though when you play the violin like a man trying to ward off the coal-eyed hounds of Satan with just a horse hair strung bow.
The book's principal charm, apart from the wonderful watercolours, lies in its directness and total lack of affectation.
Addressing a 100-member youth delegation from China at the Prime Minister House, Gilani said the ever-expanding cooperation in multifaceted fields was reflection of the goodwill and affectation that the leadership and the people of two countries nurture for each other.
I wouldn't say he was weird but unusual and the hair is an affectation.
Characters are well delineated and without affectation.
As Editor, Whitman began to explore affectation in art, theatre, and music, and claimed that the truest American art forms spoke "to the heart" and did not force unnecessary pretensions upon the audience.
Yasmina Reza's award-winning comedy explores both the absurdity of the affectation with which art is surrounded and the art of spoiling a 15-year friendship - but not spoiling it so badly that the art of repairing it cannot be brought into play.
Despite that last architectural affectation, business is hardly conducted in a transparent manner.
The Mao "kitsch" affectation said to be growing in popularity is particularly incongruous since the chairman even attempted to banish humor where he held sway.