- strongly disposed or inclined.
- passionate; headstrong.
- biased; partisan.
- affectional orientation,
- affective disorder,
- affective fallacy,
- affective psychosis
Origin of affectionate
Examples from the Web for affectionate
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
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
While we did not ‘know’ each other in a Biblical sense, it was nevertheless inappropriately romantic and affectionate.Sex Scandal Rocks the Duggars’ Christian Patriarchy Movement|Amanda Marcotte|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The company describes it as an “affectionate, irreverent re-telling of the ultimate best-seller.”
Among these were her two brothers, Bahman and Perviz, who exchanged with her the most affectionate embraces.The Arabian Nights Entertainments|Anonymous
You give me affectionate glimpses of the woman God meant you to be some day.The Bondwoman|Marah Ellis Ryan
These were most affectionate and also illuminating on national matters.Priestley in America|Edgar F. Smith
In a hearty laugh over Hans Roeckle's political knowledge, they wished each other an affectionate good-night, and separated.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
For four years they were as faithful, affectionate, and devoted to the young men as any wives in all France.Paris: With Pen and Pencil|David W. Bartlett
1580s, "fond, loving," from affection + -ate (1). Early, now mostly obsolete, senses included "inclined" (1530s), "prejudiced" (1530s), "passionate" (1540s), "earnest" (c.1600). Other forms also used in the main modern sense of the word included affectious (1580s), affectuous (mid-15c.).