Synonyms for affectionate

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-fek-shuh-nit
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfɛk ʃə nɪt

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Définition of affectionate

Origin :
  • 1580s, "fond, loving," from affection + -ate (1). Early, now mostly obsolete, senses included "inclined" (1530s), "prejudiced" (1530s), "passionate" (1540s), "earnest" (c.1600). Other forms also used in the main modern sense of the word included affectious (1580s), affectuous (mid-15c.).
  • adj having or showing fondness
Example sentences :
  • Paralus ever lived in affectionate communion with the birds and the flowers.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Percival felt they were all regarding him now with affectionate concern.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Come to me as before, and you shall find me as I have ever been—affectionate and kind.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Our meeting, after mutual recognition, was affectionate and cordial.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • But she is so affectionate, one does not know how to be angry with her.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • "Her affectionate disposition can be nothing to me," said Lady Delacour.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • On the other hand, Caroline was kind and affectionate towards her.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She had what they called an amiable temper, an affectionate temper.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • When this rehearsal was over Perrin came to me; he had an affectionate and constrained air.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • The man, the most submissive; the woman, the most affectionate.
  • Extract from : « Slavery Ordained of God » by Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.

Antonyms for affectionate

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