First of all a negative one, my friend: it would never be guilty of affectation.
For affectation is seen, as you know, when the soul, or moving force, appears at some point other than the centre of gravity of the movement.
He says someone with a flair for cocktail party conversation, a witticism, would say this. He gives it to us, but he frames it as an affectation of style.
He added that while he had respect for the French habit, and that in Russia where men also kiss each other in greeting, this was not the German way and it was an affectation.
It’s interesting to see the different views of glamour and fashion over time, and how a bullet bra can be the height of seductive lingerie in one decade, and a ridiculous affectation in another.
The man is not humble, but he puts on an affectation of humility.
The man seemed to avoid them rather than to seek them, but this without any affectation.
He only used his personal dishes, an affectation the captain called it, but part of the ritualized necessities that kept him going.
What I advise him to do is (to) write without affectation.
Personal letters written in a professional capacity today have adapted this affectation.