affectationist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

affectation +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

affectationist (plural affectationists)

  1. One who exhibits affectation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fitzed. Hall to this entry?)
    • 1874, The British Quarterly Review (volumes 59-60, page 274)
      Colour is a grand subject for our modern affectationists. The proof of a gift for colour would, according to them, appear to be that you do not see in any object the colour which people have seen in it since the beginning of the world []
    • 1977, Austria Today (volume 3, page 49)
      First of all, Artmann is to be understood as an affectationist, whereby this qualification need not imply a negative innuendo. He is not an epigone but an author who masters, with great capability, the literary tradition of many European nations []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.