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affection

af·fec·tion

affection

 
pronunciation:
fek shn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a friendly feeling of liking or loving someone or something.
I have very strong affection for my grandparents.
antonyms:
coldness
similar words:
attachment, caring, devotion, friendliness, good will, liking, love, tenderness, warmth
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The word affection contains the following part:
af- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix af- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "f," such as fil1 and fix. See ad-.