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affectionate

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adjective af·fec·tion·ate \ə-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nət\

Simple Definition of affectionate

  • : feeling or showing love and affection

Full Definition of affectionate

  1. 1 obsolete :  inclined, disposed

  2. 2 :  having affection or warm regard :  loving <affectionate friends>

  3. 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>



15th Century

First Known Use of affectionate

15th century


AFFECTIONATE Defined for Kids

affectionate

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

Definition of affectionate

  1. :  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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