- strongly disposed or inclined.
- passionate; headstrong.
- biased; partisan.
- affectional orientation,
- affective disorder,
- affective fallacy,
- affective psychosis
Origin of affectionate
Examples from the Web for affectionately
Or as Jon Goldwater, publisher and co-CEO of Archie Comics, affectionately calls him, “Archie West.”Lena Dunham and the Renaissance of Archie Andrews (He’s Not Dead Yet)|Hugh Ryan|April 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A liberal's conception of tolerance presupposes what we once affectionately called "the Enlightenment."
He was the “uncle” just as the BBC is affectionately known as “auntie.”Jimmy Savile Sex-Abuse Scandal Taints Entire Era in Britain|Peter Jukes|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Disraeli affectionately (and with irreverence that shocked everyone but la reine) referred to Victoria as the "Faery Queen."
These physical traits signal a woman who is “protective of her family” and also “affectionately sexual.”
Miss Ottway drew Janet's arm through hers and patted it affectionately.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete|Winston Churchill
Freddy has been affectionately taxed by his betrothed with having been instrumental in its despatch, but he has delicately denied.Doctor Cupid|Rhoda Broughton
When the martyrs met inside the walls they kissed each other affectionately and fell on their knees to thank God.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
I smiled at him affectionately before resuming my role as Santa Claus.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Then Finn turned to his mate and affectionately licked her low-hanging ears, flews, and dewlap.Jan|A. J. Dawson
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.).