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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 affection.
His affectionate aunt planted kisses on his cheeks.Some people think that cats are not affectionate, but mine certainly is.
synonyms:
loving, tender
antonyms:
cold, undemonstrative
similar words:
caring, compassionate, devoted, doting, fond, friendly, intimate, soft-hearted, tender-hearted, warm, warm-hearted
derivation: affectionately (adv.)
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