- emotion; feeling; sentiment: over and above our reason and affections.
- the emotional realm of love: a place in his affections.
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Origin of affection1
SYNONYMS FOR affection
synonym study for affection
OTHER WORDS FROM affectionaf·fec·tion·less, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH affectionaffectation, affection
Words nearby affection
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Example sentences from the Web for affection
If you have a family member who is insistent on some kind of squeeze, check out this guide to the safest ways of showing physical affection.How to plan a COVID-safe Thanksgiving, week-by-week|Kate Baggaley|October 30, 2020|Popular Science
Thor and Unnur, who we don’t hear from much at all, don’t have to say much for the audience to see the deep level of trust and affection the two share.This Film Will Make You Rethink Every Parental Decision|Ryan Van Bibber|October 26, 2020|Outside Online
That region has been voting against Democrats for years, and it has been fertile territory for movements like Timber Unity, an anti-environmentalist group that has opposed the liberal government in Salem — and shown mutual affection with Skarlatos.
Today, although Uruguay has one of the older populations in South America, we think it’s necessary for the elderly to have affection and to have talks in patios or gardens, in the open air.
Needless to say, Juxiao was thrilled to see them and gave each of them a lot of love and affection.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The new way to show your love and affection for your bestie is with a fashionable Little Scocha friendship bracelet.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Blue Ivy in Your Life|Allison McNearney|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Judging by the pictures of President Truong Tan Sang and Obama, Vietnam is showing some affection back.
Our affection for him is not solely down to his (stunning) looks alone.
To their minds, he was like a child trying to test the limits of his family's patience and affection.
Mongan looked on the Hag of the Mill with delight and affection.Irish Fairy Tales|James Stephens
I was satisfied with the knowledge of her affection, which I felt would never change.The Privateersman|Frederick Marryat
I highly appreciate, and cordially reciprocate those warm and concurrent expressions of confidence and affection.The Story of My Life|Egerton Ryerson
But as long as there is affection in a man, why, there is Nature to begin with!
Sire, his offence—if offence it be— arose from the affection he bears me, and from no worse cause.The Blue Pavilions|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch