affectionless

affectionless

(əˈfɛkʃənlɪs)
adj
showing no affection or kindly disposition towards
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Coupled with all these is finding it difficult to relate with others in trust and if care is not taken may for life remain affectionless.
Living in a cramped home surrounded by siblings and an affectionless mother, her only saviors are her brilliant older brother William--who moved to England--and her loving but sickly father, who after attending the wedding of a neighbor's daughter wails to Caroline, "Oh, my dear.
Neither of the drawings acknowledges prior knowledge in the form of dissimilar representations of students, who in Figure 2b are shown as faceless, affectionless spheres.
They found that adolescents with somatoform disorders experienced more rejection, coldness, affectionless behavior from their parents and had experienced abuse in their childhood.
Not only is this parenting style associated with psychopathology Studies agree, nearly unanimously, that parental affectionless control is associated with suicidality later in life, according to an analysis of 12 papers by Dr.
Similarly, diverse studies noted that parents of anxious children are often described as affectionless, demanding, encouraging of avoidant behavior, discouraging of pro-social behavior (Bruch et.
They concluded Takuma was mentally competent, saying, "While he was affectionless and had a jealousy delusion, he didn't have any impaired consciousness or psychiatric symptoms.
Retrospectively, many adults with anxiety disorders report a childhood of affectionless control, comprised of coldness and overprotective parent behavior (Gerlsma et al.
They can spring sudden surprises with perfect comic timing, as when they deliver an unexpected tribute after heaping the following imprecations on Of Education, Milton's draconian plan for pedagogical reform: "Repressive, prescriptive, elitist, masculinist, militaristic, dustily pedantic, class-ridden, and affectionless, Milton's nightmarish model for English education would, of course, have been unendurable to anyone as instinctively oppositional as its designer" (181).
Conversation between affectionless husband and wife has crumbled.
And through the eyes of Evelyn Strickman, a psychiatric social worker, we see there is "a rather pleasant, appealing quality about this emotionally starved, affectionless youngster," now a teenage truant cutting classes to hang out at the Bronx Zoo (365), this in contrast to Marguerite Oswald, who Strickman finds "'a snob'" overly concerned about the development of Lee's genitals.
It is ultimately Maria's uncle's own feelings of rational benevolence for the dignity of women that prompts him to advocate for divorce as a legal means to dissolve women from the "slavery" entailed by an affectionless marriage.