Definition of Affectionateness

1. Noun. A positive feeling of liking. "The warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"




2. Noun. A quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love.
Exact synonyms: Fondness, Lovingness, Warmth
Generic synonyms: Emotionalism, Emotionality
Specialized synonyms: Tenderness, Uxoriousness
Derivative terms: Affectionate, Fond, Loving

Definition of Affectionateness

1. n. The quality of being affectionate; fondness; affection.

Definition of Affectionateness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being affectionate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Affectionateness

affectees
affecter
affecters
affectest
affecteth
affectibility
affectible
affecting
affectingly
affection
affectional
affectionally
affectionate
affectionated
affectionately
affectionateness (current term)
affectionates
affectionating
affectioned
affectionless
affections
affective
affective disorder
affective disorders
affective personality disorder
affective psychosis
affective symptoms
affective tone
affectively
affectivities

Literary usage of Affectionateness

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

1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by ed Andrew Findlater, John Merry Ross (1868)
"... for the parity and affectionateness of his character. vocal melody. In private he was highly esteemed ..."

2. The Thorough Business Man: Memoirs of Walter Powell, Merchant, Melbourne and by Benjamin Gregory (1872)
"HOME TRAITS, HUMOUR, HIGH-SPIRITEDNESS, WARMTH, OUTSPOKENNESS, affectionateness, ETC. "True to the kindred points of heaven and home." WORDSWORTH. ..."

3. Lectures on Missions & Evangelism by Andrew Somerville (1874)
"... faculty of observation, missionary zeal, and affectionateness,—we would add that it is very desirable that the missionary have also the gift of music. ..."

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