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Definition of the adjective affectionate

What does affectionate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more affectionate / most affectionate

  1. having or displaying warmth or affection

Alternative definition of the adjective affectionate


  1. [context: of a person] Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond.
  2. [context: of an action, etc.] Characterised by or proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender.

Definition of the verb affectionate

What does affectionate mean as a doing word?


  1. [rare] To show affection to; to have affection for.
  2. [obsolete, reflexive] To emotionally attach (oneself) to.


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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Affectionate

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Google previewRubies, Silk, and Chocolate Covered Peanuts (2014)

by Betty Tracy

Being affectionate also means our general attitude. Do we treat our hubbies like they are stupid children...

Being affectionate means speaking to him with respect and love in every tone of our voice. It also means not contradicting him in public.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

physiological distress, they recover from those states morequickly when sharing affectionate communication withalovedone than whenengaged inother activities, including thinking about theloved one,writing about mundane topics, and resting ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language ... (1839)

by Samuel Johnson

full of affection, strongly moved, warm, zealous; strongly inclined to, disposed to, with the particle to, as, As for the parliament, it presently took fire; being affectionate of old to the war of France.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Ant unlovely: plain loving, affectionate, devoted, fond, ...

Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

usage: nickname, possibly “s=> here diminutive/affectionate, possibly related...

Google previewThe Little Giant Encyclopedia of Superstitions (1999)

by Diagram Group

Affectionate, confiding, idealistic. Rose (a rose): Beautiful ...

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Affectionate Meaning

Video shows what affectionate means. Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond.. Characterised by or proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender..

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Quotes about Affectionate

He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful. (Muhammad)
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Scrabble value of A1F4F4E1C3T1I1O1N1A1T1E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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