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1. A tender feeling toward another; fondness.
2. often affections Feeling or emotion: an unbalanced state of affections.
3. A disposition to feel, do, or say; a propensity.
4. Obsolete Prejudice; partiality.

[Middle English affeccioun, from Old French affection, from Latin affectiō, affectiōn-, from affectus, past participle of afficere, to affect, influence; see affect1.]

af·fec′tion·al adj.
af·fec′tion·al·ly adv.
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(əˈfɛk ʃə nl)

pertaining to or implying affection.
af•fec′tion•al•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.affectional - characterized by emotionaffectional - characterized by emotion    
emotional - of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional"
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