May 12th, 2019

Hawaii::Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Word of the Day 05/12/19 Affection

Affection (noun)
affection [ uh-fek-shuhn ]


noun
1. fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affection of a parent for an only child.
2. Often affections.
a. emotion; feeling; sentiment: over and above our reason and affections.
b. the emotional realm of love: a place in his affections.
3. Pathology. a disease, or the condition of being diseased; abnormal state of body or mind: a gouty affection.
4. the act of affecting; act of influencing or acting upon.
5. the state of being affected.
6. Philosophy. a contingent, alterable, and accidental state or quality of being.
7. the affective aspect of a mental process.
8. bent or disposition of mind.
9. Obsolete. bias; prejudice.

RELATED FORMS
af·fec·tion·less , adjective

RELATED WORDS
emotion, desire, kindness, love, sentiment, closeness, tenderness, passion, feeling, friendship, warmth, devotion, care, case, heart, hankering, itch, yen, ardor, regard

SYNONYMS
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1. liking, friendliness, amity, fondness, friendship. See love.

ANTONYMS
1. dislike.

Origin: 1200–50; Middle English < Old French < Latin affectiōn- (stem of affectiō ) disposition or state of mind or body; see affect1, -ion

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