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affectation

US [ˌæfekˈteɪʃ(ə)n]
UK [.æfek'teɪʃ(ə)n]
  • n.做作;假装;装模作样
  • Web虚假;矫揉造作;假装不在乎
Plural Form:affectations  
affectation
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n.
1.
假装;做作;装模作样behaviour or an action that is not natural or sincere and that is often intended to impress other people
His little affectations irritated her.
他的装腔作势令她不快。
Kay has no affectation at all.
凯一点也不做作。
He raised his eyebrows with an affectation of surprise(= pretending to be surprised) .
他扬起双眉装出一副惊奇的样子。

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