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Definition of "affectionate" []

  • Having or showing fond feelings or affection; loving and tender. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Inclined or disposed. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "affectionate" in a sentence
  • ""Half the trouble is the stupidity of the whites," said Roberts, pausing to take a swig from his glass and to curse the Samoan bar-boy in affectionate terms."
  • "First Impression: Daphne is described as an affectionate and nonjudgmental confidante who has tall, model-like looks and lots of patience."
  • "A comparison with Jane Austen's early work springs to mind, because Austen began her literary career at much the same age nearly a century earlier, with Love and Freindship [sic] and other exercises in affectionate parody."