What does affectionate mean?

Definitions for affectionate
əˈfɛk ʃə nɪtaf·fec·tion·ate

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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"

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

Editors Contribution

  1. affectionate

    To show love and understanding.

    His wife to be is an effectionate and loving person just like him which brings much joy to them both.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

How to pronounce affectionate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say affectionate in sign language?

  1. affectionate

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affectionate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affectionate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of affectionate in a Sentence

  1. The Hitopadesa:

    The man who listens not to the words of affectionate friends will give joy in the time of distress to his enemies.

  2. Mark Twain, Speech in NYC, Jan. 22, 1906:

    The idea that no gentleman ever swears is all wrong; he can swear and still be a gentleman if he does it in a nice and benevolent and affectionate way.

  3. Nancy Rominger:

    She's very cuddly, she's very affectionate, and she's very sweet, her experiences have not made her into an attack cat. She seems to like people and loves being in laps. She's going to make someone a very nice pet.

  4. Herbert Clark Hoover:

    No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred on an American than to have a public school named after him.

  5. Samuel Richardson:

    Good men must be affectionate men.

Images & Illustrations of affectionate

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