Definition of Affection in English :

Define Affection in English

Affection meaning in English

Meaning of Affection in English

Pronunciation of Affection in English

Affection pronunciation in English

Pronounce Affection in English


see synonyms of affection


1. affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness

a positive feeling of liking

Example Sentences:
'he had trouble expressing the affection he felt'
'the child won everyone's heart'
'the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of affection
a feeling of fondness or tenderness for a person or thing; attachment
2. (often plural)
emotion, feeling, or sentiment
to play on a person's affections
3. pathology
any disease or pathological condition
4. psychology
any form of mental functioning that involves emotion
See also affect1 (sense 2)
the act of affecting or the state of being affected
6. archaic
inclination or disposition

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see synonyms of affection
a mental or emotional state or tendency; disposition or feeling
fond or tender feeling; warm liking
an affecting or being affected
4.  Archaic
a disease; ailment
5.  Archaic
an attribute or property of a thing

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of affection
1. A tender feeling toward another; fondness.
2. often affections Feeling or emotion: an unbalanced state of affections.
3. A disposition to feel, do, or say; a propensity.
4. Obsolete Prejudice; partiality.

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