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Affection (IPA: /əˈfɛkʃən/)


Affection (n.)

The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.

Affection (n.)

An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.

Affection (n.)

Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.

Affection (n.)

A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; -- often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.

Affection (n.)

Prejudice; bias.

Affection (n.)

Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.

Affection (n.)

The lively representation of any emotion.

Affection (n.)

Affectation.

Affection (n.)

Passion; violent emotion.

Affection

Feeling or type of love

Affection

Anticipatory metaphony in Celtic languages: e.g. Welsh gair geiriadur

Affection

Album

Affection

1972 film by Ludmil Staikov

Affection

Album by Kumi Kōda

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection." - Affection

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A world without delight and without affection is a world destitute of value." - Bertrand Russell

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Affection exaggerates its own offences." - Affection

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Affection is a coal that must be cool'd; Else, suffer'd, it will set the heart on fire." - Affection

Example Sentence (Quote)

" All our most sacred affections are merely prosaic habit." - Affection


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