affectionate

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

Definition of affectionate

  1. 1 :  feeling or showing affection or warm regard :  loving affectionate friends an affectionate nickname

  2. 2 :  motivated by affection :  tender affectionate care

  3. 3 obsolete :  inclined, disposed

affectionately

adverb

Examples of affectionate in a Sentence

  1. an affectionate child who gives hugs and kisses freely

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Origin and Etymology of affectionate

see 2affect


First Known Use: 15th century


AFFECTIONATE Defined for English Language Learners

affectionate

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

Definition of affectionate for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing love and affection


AFFECTIONATE Defined for Kids

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

Definition of affectionate for Students

  1. :  feeling or showing a great liking for a person or thing :  loving an affectionate friend

affectionately

adverb She patted his head affectionately.


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