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affectionate

af·fec·tion·ate

affectionate

pronunciation:
fek sh niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: feeling or showing love or affection.
My affectionate mom always gives me a kiss and hug when I leave.
synonyms:
loving, tender
antonyms:
cold
similar words:
caring, devoted, fond, friendly, intimate, warm
derivation: affectionately (adv.)
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