- strongly disposed or inclined.
- passionate; headstrong.
- biased; partisan.
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“Bride of the Sea” is another name for Jiddah, a coastal city perched on the Red Sea, and Quotah conjures the metropolis and its denizens with rich, affectionate detail.Eman Quotah’s engrossing debut, ‘Bride of the Sea,’ offers Americans a nuanced view of the Saudi Kingdom|Keija Parssinen|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
I miss the affectionate dogs of relatives that make me keep Benadryl at the ready in case one of their licks sets off my older son’s allergies.At the end of an isolating year, even the embarrassing, frustrating, weird parts of family gatherings feel missed|Theresa Vargas|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
It is the most intimate portrait of a man Lee knew only as a quiet, affectionate grandparent, who spoke to her more in gestures than words.
It retains a plentiful sense of the ludicrous in its exploration of class and social norms, though the film is affectionate in the end.
Remote workers on the platform are using 80% more emoji since the onset of Covid-19, and choosing more openly affectionate symbols to bridge the months of separation from their colleagues.The angst of remote workers is evident in their emoji|Anne Quito|July 28, 2020|Quartz
He was not a man given to casual affectionate display; the moment was charged with emotion.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I get the benefit of 50 years-worth of television that people are affectionate about.Doctor Who: It’s Time For a Black, Asian, or Woman Doctor|Nico Hines|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It zips like all comedies seem to zip today, quick and nimble, its tone affectionate snark.
Not all the women Dodsworth included had positive or affectionate things to say about their breasts.
He was a beautiful child, sweet natured, affectionate, with cocoa-colored skin and a thousand-watt smile.The Cost: What Stop and Frisk Does to a Young Man’s Soul|Rilla Askew|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was aware of his own helplessness; he felt almost like a boy scolding his own wise, affectionate mother.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
Underneath these were affectionate hearts quaking with fear lest the home-coming be but a sad one after all.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
It held and caressed her body, almost as if it were an affectionate living thing that knew of her present desire.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
I was at a distance from that kind mother, who was doubtless thinking of me with affectionate emotion.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
An affectionate wife lamenting over her sick husband, he bade her dry her tears, for possibly he might recover.