Definitions for affectionateəˈfɛk ʃə nɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•fec•tion•ateəˈfɛk ʃə nɪt(adj.)

  1. showing affection or love; fondly tender:

    an affectionate embrace.

  2. having great affection or love; loving:

    your affectionate brother.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm(adj)

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. affectionate(adjective)əˈfɛk ʃə nɪt

    ≠ cold

    very affectionate with his children

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affectionate(adj)

    having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother

  2. Affectionate(adj)

    kindly inclined; zealous

  3. Affectionate(adj)

    proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language

  4. Affectionate(adj)

    strongly inclined; -- with to

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having or showing affection

an affectionate child; She is very affectionate towards her mother.

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