Definition of affection
1 : a moderate feeling or emotion
2 : tender attachment : fondness <she had a deep affection for her parents>
5 : the feeling aspect (as in pleasure) of consciousness
affectionlessplay \-ləs\ adjective
Examples of affection in a sentence
She has deep affection for her parents.
He shows great affection for his grandchildren.
feelings of love and affection
He now looks back on those years with great affection.
She developed a deep affection for that country and its people.
Origin and Etymology of affection
Middle English, from Anglo-French affection, from Latin affection-, affectio, from afficere
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of affection
AFFECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of affection for English Language Learners
: a feeling of liking and caring for someone or something
affections : feelings of love : a person's romantic feelings
AFFECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of affection for Students
: a feeling of liking and caring for someone or something <He shows great affection for his grandchildren.>
Medical Definition of affection
1: a moderate feeling or emotion
2: the feeling aspect (as in pleasure or displeasure) of consciousness
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