affectionate


af·fec·tion·ate

adjective \ə-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nət\

: feeling or showing love and affection

Full Definition of AFFECTIONATE

1
obsolete :  inclined, disposed
2
:  having affection or warm regard :  loving <affectionate friends>
3
:  motivated by affection :  tender <affectionate care>
af·fec·tion·ate·ly adverb

Examples of AFFECTIONATE

  1. <an affectionate child who gives hugs and kisses freely>

First Known Use of AFFECTIONATE

15th century

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