affectionate


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af·fec·tion·ate

 (ə-fĕk′shə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Having or showing fond feelings or affection; loving and tender.
2. Obsolete Inclined or disposed.

af·fec′tion·ate·ly adv.
af·fec′tion·ate·ness n.

affectionate

(əˈfɛkʃənɪt)
adj
having or displaying tender feelings, affection, or warmth: an affectionate mother; an affectionate letter.
afˈfectionately adv

af•fec•tion•ate

(əˈfɛk ʃə nɪt)

adj.
1. showing affection or love; fondly tender: an affectionate embrace.
2. having great affection or love; loving: your affectionate brother.
[1485–95]
af•fec′tion•ate•ly, adv.
af•fec′tion•ate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.affectionate - having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"

affectionate

adjective fond, loving, kind, caring, warm, friendly, attached, devoted, tender, doting, warm-hearted They seemed devoted to each other and were openly affectionate.
cold, cool, indifferent, stony, glacial, uncaring, unresponsive, unfeeling, undemonstrative

affectionate

adjective
Feeling and expressing affection:
Translations
حَنونوَدُود، مُحِب، حَنُون
laskavýláskyplnýsrdečný
kærlighengiven
rakastava
nježan
ástúîlegur
愛情のこもった
애정 어린
láskyplný
naklonjenprisrčen
tillgiven
ซึ่งรักใคร่
sevecensevgi dolu
trìu mến

affectionate

[əˈfekʃənɪt] ADJ
2. (in letter endings) with affectionate greetingscariñosamente, afectuosamente
your affectionate nephewcon abrazos de tu sobrino

affectionate

[əˈfɛkʃənət] adj [person] → affectueux/euse
to be affectionate towards sb → être affectueux/euse envers qn

affectionate

adjliebevoll, zärtlich; your affectionate daughter (letter-ending) → Deine Dich liebende Tochter; to feel affectionate toward(s) somebodyjdm sehr zugetan sein, jdn sehr gernhaben

affectionate

[əˈfɛkʃnɪt] adjaffettuoso/a

affection

(əˈfekʃən) noun
liking or fondness. I have great affection for her, but she never shows any affection towards me.
afˈfectionate (-nət) adjective
having or showing affection. an affectionate child; She is very affectionate towards her mother.
afˈfectionately adverb

affectionate

حَنون laskavý kærlig liebevoll τρυφερός cariñoso rakastava affectueux nježan affettuoso 愛情のこもった 애정 어린 liefhebbend hengiven kochający carinhoso любящий tillgiven ซึ่งรักใคร่ sevecen trìu mến 亲爱的

affectionate

a. afectuoso-a, cariñoso-a.

affectionate

adj cariñoso, afectuoso
References in classic literature ?
Several young ladies, who had taken no notice of her before, were very affectionate all of a sudden.
He was an affectionate little man, and he thought his wife a wonderful woman; he knew that without her he would hardly be more than a clerk in some other man's hotel.
As the day approached when he was to leave her for a comparatively long stay, she grew melting and affectionate, remembering his many acts of consideration and his repeated expressions of an ardent attachment.
He gave Cora an affectionate shake of the hand, lifted his rifle, and after regarding it a moment with melancholy solicitude, laid it carefully aside, and descended to the place where Chingachgook had just disappeared.
Towards Phoebe, as we have said, she was affectionate, --far tenderer than ever before, in their brief acquaintance, except for that one kiss on the preceding night,--yet with a Continually recurring pettishness and irritability.
Upon waking next morning about daylight, I found Queequeg's arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner.
Such an abounding, affectionate, friendly, loving feeling did this avocation beget; that at last I was continually squeezing their hands, and looking up into their eyes sentimentally; as much as to say, --Oh
Whoever visits some estates there, and witnesses the good-humored indulgence of some masters and mistresses, and the affectionate loyalty of some slaves, might be tempted to dream the oft-fabled poetic legend of a patriarchal institution, and all that; but over and above the scene there broods a portentous shadow--the shadow of law.
After some affectionate interchanges, and some account of my late illness, I said:
She has her mother's charm and grace and good heart and sense of justice, and she has her father's vivacity and cheerfulness and pluck and spirit of enterprise, with the affectionate disposition and sincerity of both parents.
This one clung to his theory with affectionate fidelity characteristic of originators of scientific theories, and afterward won many of the first scientists of the age to his view, by a very able pamphlet which he wrote, entitled, "Evidences going to show that the hair trunk, in a wild state, belonged to the early glacial period, and roamed the wastes of chaos in the company with the cave-bear, primeval man, and the other Oo"litics of the Old Silurian family.
These two had been boys together in Virginia when that state still ranked as the chief and most imposing member of the Union, and they still coupled the proud and affectionate adjective "old" with her name when they spoke of her.