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affectionately

[ uh-fek-shuh-nit-lee ]
/ əˈfɛk ʃə nɪt li /
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adverb

in a way that shows or is characterized by affection or love: Georgia’s favorite pet is a Russian tortoise, whom she has affectionately named Speedbump.

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Origin of affectionately

OTHER WORDS FROM affectionately

pseu·do·af·fec·tion·ate·ly, adverbqua·si-af·fec·tion·ate·ly, adverbun·af·fec·tion·ate·ly, adverb
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