Definition of Affectivity

1. Noun. The ability or tendency to experience (positive or negative) feelings, and to react to them. ¹



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Definition of Affectivity

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Medical Definition of Affectivity

1. The mental state (pleasure, repugnance, etc.) that accompanies every act or thought. Synonym: affective tone, emotional tone, affectivity. Fundamental tone, the component of lowest frequency in a complex tone. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Affectivity

affectionateness
affectionates
affectionating
affectioned
affectionless
affections
affective
affective disorder
affective disorders
affective personality disorder
affective psychosis
affective symptoms
affective tone
affectively
affectivities
affectivity (current term)
affectless
affectlessness
affectomotor
affects
affectuous
affeer
affeered
affeering
affeerment
affeerments
affeers
affenpinscher
affenpinschers
afference

Literary usage of Affectivity

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1. Manual of Psychiatry by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff (1916)
"DISORDERS OF affectivity. PATHOLOGICAL modifications of affectivity are ... Diminution of affectivity.—In its most pronounced degree indifference involves ..."

2. Morale, the Supreme Standard of Life and Conduct by Granville Stanley Hall (1920)
"... fun—Its compensatory value for morale—IL Music as the organ of affectivity—Its development in this country, France, England, and Germany—War poetry—III. ..."

3. Mind and Health, with an Examination of Some Systems of Divine Healing by Edward Ebenezer Weaver (1913)
"On the contrary, affectivity rules the associations much more than in the sound." Bleuler maintains that suggestion and affectivity have the like effect on ..."

4. Manual of Psychiatry by Joseph Rogues de Fursac, Aaron Joshua Rosanoff (1916)
"DISORDERS OF affectivity. PATHOLOGICAL modifications of affectivity are ... Diminution of affectivity.—In its most pronounced degree indifference involves ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"The feelings in the last group are closely allied with "affectivity," they are ... In order to arrive at a physiological idea of affectivity, he cites an ..."

6. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1906)
"In order to arrive at a physiological idea of affectivity, he cites an illustration of the ... And affectivity is the condition determining the conduct, ..."

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