unaffectionate

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

Definition of unaffectionate

:not showing affection or fondness :not affectionate
  • lived with an unaffectionate aunt
  • an unaffectionate nickname

unaffectionately

adverb
    • … the chronically tardy Metro No. 8—unaffectionately known as the "Late" …
    • The Seattle Times

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First Known Use of unaffectionate

1815


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