affectual

adjective
af·​fec·​tu·​al | \ ˈa-ˌfek-chə(-wə)l How to pronounce affectual (audio) , -chü(-ə)l; -ˌfek-shwəl \

Definition of affectual

: relating to, arising from, or influencing feelings or emotions : affective, emotional When exposed to situations which touch upon unconscious conflict he … has little adaptive capacity. Seemingly minor stresses produce massive affectual responses usually in the form of depression.— Seymour L. Halleck, New York Times, 12 May 1967

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First Known Use of affectual

1604, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affectual

affect entry 1 + -ual (in effectual)

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“Affectual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/affectual. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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