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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.He was never openly affectionate toward his children, but somehow they knew they were loved.My sister and I have become more affectionate with each other as we've gotten older.
synonyms:
loving, tender
antonyms:
cold, undemonstrative
similar words:
caring, compassionate, devoted, doting, fond, friendly, intimate, soft-hearted, tender-hearted, warm, warm-hearted
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derivation: affectionately (adv.)
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