affection

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

af·fec·tion

noun \ə-ˈfek-shən\

: a feeling of liking and caring for someone or something

affections : feelings of love : a person's romantic feelings

Full Definition of AFFECTION

1
:  a moderate feeling or emotion
2
:  tender attachment :  fondness <she had a deep affection for her parents>
3
a (1) :  a bodily condition (2) :  disease, malady
b :  attribute <shape and weight are affections of bodies>
4
obsolete :  partiality, prejudice
5
:  the feeling aspect (as in pleasure) of consciousness
6
a :  propensity, disposition
b archaic :  affectation 1
7
:  the action of affecting :  the state of being affected
af·fec·tion·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of AFFECTION

  1. She has deep affection for her parents.
  2. He shows great affection for his grandchildren.
  3. feelings of love and affection
  4. He now looks back on those years with great affection.
  5. She developed a deep affection for that country and its people.

Origin of AFFECTION

Middle English, from Anglo-French affection, from Latin affection-, affectio, from afficere
First Known Use: 13th century

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