Definition of Affectionate

1. Adjective. Having or displaying warmth or affection. "A warm embrace"




Definition of Affectionate

1. a. Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother.

Definition of Affectionate

1. Adjective. (context: of a person) Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an action, etc.) Characterised by or proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender. ¹

3. Verb. (rare) To show affection to; to have affection for. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete reflexive) To emotionally attach (oneself) to. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Affectionate

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Affectionate

affectednesses
affecteds
affectee
affectees
affecter
affecters
affectest
affecteth
affectibility
affectible
affecting
affectingly
affection
affectional
affectionally
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affectionated
affectionately
affectionateness
affectionates
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affectioned
affectionless
affections
affective
affective disorder
affective disorders
affective personality disorder
affective psychosis
affective symptoms

Literary usage of Affectionate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Life of William Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1898)
"The poetic addresses to the Countess of Bedford and other noble patronesses of Donne, Ben Jonson, and their colleagues are always affectionate, ..."

2. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... to all the young ones kisses ; to yourself everything affectionate. ... August, and September—deliver her also my affectionate love. ..."

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