Synonyms for affectionateness

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

Top 10 synonyms for affectionateness Other synonyms for the word affectionateness

Définition of affectionateness

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.).
  • As in cordialness : noun amiability
Example sentences :
  • I feel very much your affectionateness in wishing to have me near you.
  • Extract from : « George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3) » by George Eliot
  • There was an affectionateness in the mere outside of every one of them.
  • Extract from : « Pencillings by the Way » by N. Parker Willis
  • There was an affectionateness, simplicity, and frankness in her manners which won all hearts.
  • Extract from : « Josephine » by John S. C. Abbott
  • He responded with an affectionateness that was almost human.
  • Extract from : « A Manifest Destiny » by Julia Magruder
  • Tears came into Salvina's eyes at her sister's affectionateness.
  • Extract from : « Ghetto Tragedies » by Israel Zangwill
  • "She thinks I am in love with her because I said that about affectionateness," he thought.
  • Extract from : « The Front Yard » by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • We may of her cleverness,--not of her affectionateness, her nature.
  • Extract from : « Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6 » by Various
  • He left behind him a character for affectionateness, kindliness, and generosity.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Egypt » by George Rawlinson
  • She reminded him of the boy's great natural goodness, his brilliancy, his affectionateness.
  • Extract from : « The Ifs of History » by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
  • But in private relations he was simplicity and sociability and affectionateness incarnate, and playful as a young opossum.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of William James, Vol. II » by William James
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