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affectional

[uh-fek-shuh-nl]
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adjective
  1. relating to or implying affection.

Origin of affectional

First recorded in 1855–60; affection1 + -al1
Related formsaf·fec·tion·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for affectional

Historical Examples

  • Carrie realised the change of affectional atmosphere at once.

    Sister Carrie

    Theodore Dreiser

  • There are many radical differences in their affectional natures.

  • Without sexuality this expression of the affectional nature would not be possible.

  • With the affectional experiences which we are considering, the relatively ‘pure’ condition lasts.

  • Its contents or material shift their values back and forth from technological or utilitarian to æsthetic, ethic, or affectional.