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affectionate

adjective af·fec·tion·ate \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
AFFECTIONATE Defined for Kids

affectionate

adjective af·fec·tion·ate \ə-ˈfek-shə-nət\

Definition of AFFECTIONATE for Kids

:  feeling or showing a great liking for a person or thing :  loving <an affectionate friend>
af·fec·tion·ate·ly adverb <She patted his head affectionately.>

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