fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affection of a parent for an only child.
Often affections .
the emotional realm of love: a place in his affections.
Pathology. a disease, or the condition of being diseased; abnormal state of body or mind: a gouty affection.
the act of affecting; act of influencing or acting upon.
the state of being affected.
Philosophy. a contingent, alterable, and accidental state or quality of being.
the affective aspect of a mental process.
bent or disposition of mind.
Obsolete. bias; prejudice.
- af·fec·tion·less, adjective
- affectation, affection
How to use affection in a sentence
Her content on TikTok, which runs the gamut from glamour shots to poking fun at Gambian norms around public displays of affection to mocking the country’s leaders, regularly gets thousands of views.
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.
And who better to do that with than the actress who is playing the object of said (alleged) lesbian affection in the flick?Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline | Kevin Fallon | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The archaeologists I met talked about Indiana Jones with real affection.
Judging by the pictures of President Truong Tan Sang and Obama, Vietnam is showing some affection back.
The same outpourings of affection are seen in the dealings of children with their toy babies and animals.Children's Ways | James Sully
In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
She was not accustomed to an outward and spoken expression of affection, either in herself or in others.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Pitch corresponds to the range of the voice, and expresses affection or attraction.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Isaacson thought what the world would say, and suddenly he knew the reality of his affection for Nigel.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for affection
a feeling of fondness or tenderness for a person or thing; attachment
(often plural) emotion, feeling, or sentiment: to play on a person's affections
pathol any disease or pathological condition
psychol any form of mental functioning that involves emotion: See also affect 1 (def. 2)
the act of affecting or the state of being affected
archaic inclination or disposition
- affectional, adjective
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