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Definition of the adjective affectional

What does affectional mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. characterized by emotion

Alternative definition of the adjective affectional


  1. Pertaining to the affections; affective; emotive; characterized by emotion.

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

affectional attachments The expressions of affection in infants that begin during the first year of life and are generated by cuddling, kissing, words and acts of endearment, as well as demonstrations of affection between the parents. See AFFECTIONAL BONDS. affectional bonds Feelings of positive emotional attachment between humans, animals, and between humans and animals, manifested by such activities as smiling, clinging, cuddling, stroking, and embracing. Evidence of ...

Google previewWebster's Unabridged Dictionary 1913 (2017)

111.716 definitions & 1.55 mill cross-references by Noah Webster

○-○ ≍ Affectional - Webster's 1 a. Of or pertaining to the affections; as, affectional impulses; an affectional nature. ○-○ ≍ Affectionate - Webster's 1 a. Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother. 2 a. Kindly inclined; zealous. 3 a. Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language. 4 a.

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

affective; affectional; affectionate. Affected, as an adjective, means “assumed artificially; pretended” <a highly affected accent>; affective = emotional <bipolar affective disorder>; affectional = pertaining to affection <affectional display>; and affectionate = loving, fond < affectionate children>. Just as affect is sometimes misused for effect, affective is sometimes wrongly placed where effective belongs (especially in the mistaken phrase ✳affective ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Dictionary of Education (2011)

Second Edition by John W. Collins, Nancy Patricia O'Brien

It may be used to signify sexual/affectional orientation (e.g., gay, lesbian, bisexual , heterosexual), or it may refer to a person's sense of belonging to a particular sex category (e.g., male, female, transgender). To avoid confusion, the former is sometimes re- ferred to as “sexual orientation identity” and the later is sometimes referred to as “gender identity.” (ti) sexual orientation The direction of one's emotional and/or sexual attractions toward members of the same sex, the other sex, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

These include rational action, instrumental action, affectional action, andtraditional action. One type of socialaction is rational action, also known as valuerationalaction, which isaction takenbecause it leads to a valued goal, but no consideration is given tothe consequences ofthat action orwhether themeans to achievethe goal areappropriate ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

affective = emotional; affectional = pertaining to affection; and affectionate = loving, fond. Just as affect, q.v., is sometimes misused for effect, affective is sometimes wrongly placed where effective belongs: "The parties to the contract would have had to stipulate an affective [read effective] date." We might prefer to call this a typographical error rather than an ignorant bungle. affection; affectation. The former means ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Education (2008)

by Maqbool Ahmad

Affectional needs. One's emotional needs in general but especially, needs for love, attention, and affection. Affectional systems. A term for the complex pattems of biological and psychological response that reflect attachment to various classes of stimulus objects. Affectionate love. lt is also called companionate love, this love occurs when an individual desires to have another person near and has a deep, caring affection for that person. Affectionless psychopath. Refers to a syndrome ...

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