af·​fec·​tion·​al ə-ˈfek-sh(ə-)nəl How to pronounce affectional (audio)
: of or relating to the affections
affectionally adverb

Word History


affection + -al entry 1

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of affectional was in 1841

Dictionary Entries Near affectional

Cite this Entry

“Affectional.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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