- strongly disposed or inclined.
- passionate; headstrong.
- biased; partisan.
SYNONYMS FOR 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