affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia(noun)
a positive feeling of liking
"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
The act of affecting or acting upon.
The state of being affected.
An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc., are affections of bodies.
Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
Kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; settled good will.
Usage note: often in the plural; formerly followed by "to", but now more generally by "for" or "toward(s)"; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children
Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection. --Dunglison.
to feel an affection, emotion or love for.
Origin: From affection, from affectionem, from affectio; see affect.
the act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected
an attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies
bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency
a settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; -- often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children
disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection
the lively representation of any emotion
passion; violent emotion
Affection or fondness is a "disposition or rare state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, state of being, "Affection" is popularly used to denote a feeling or type of love, amounting to more than goodwill or friendship. Writers on ethics generally use the word to refer to distinct states of feeling, both lasting and spasmodic. Some contrast it with passion as being free from the distinctively sensual element.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
af-fek′shun, n. kindness or love: attachment: (Shak.) affectation: an attribute or property: a disposition of mind: a disease or abnormal state of body or mind.—adjs. Affec′tional; Affec′tionate, full of affection: loving: (obs.) eager, passionate, well inclined to; Affec′tionated (obs.).—adv. Affec′tionately.—n. Affec′tionateness.—adj. Affec′tioned (B.), affected, disposed: (Shak.) full of affectation. [L. See Affect.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'affection' in Nouns Frequency: #2178
The numerical value of affection in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of affection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of affection in a Sentence
Exercise, Discipline, then Affection.
Hatreds are the cinders of affection.
Set your affection to infinity and your hate to zero!
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.
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- обич, привързаностBulgarian
- afecte, afeccióCatalan, Valencian
- pocit, afekt, emoceCzech
- Rührung, ZuneigungGerman
- τρυφερότητα, συγκίνηση, ασθένεια, πάθηση, στοργήGreek
- affektio, ominaisuus, mielenliikutus, vahingoittaminen, liikutus, tunne, tauti, vaikuttaminen, tuntemus, mieltymys, liikuttaminen, vahingoittuneisuus, kiintymys, vaivaFinnish
- rùn, tlachdScottish Gaelic
- kasih sayangIndonesian
- ietekme, pieķeršanās, afekts, ietekmēšana, mīlestībaLatvian
- afeição, afecção, afetoPortuguese
- эмоция, любо́вь, привя́занность, не́жностьRussian
- అనురాగం, మమతTelugu
- meyil, duygulanmak, eğilim, duygusal yakınlıkTurkish
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