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affectionate

adjective

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The first known use of affectionate was in the 15th century

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“Affectionate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/affectionate. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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