[ uh-fek-shuhn ]
/ əˈfɛk ʃən /
fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affection of a parent for an only child.
- emotion; feeling; sentiment: over and above our reason and affections.
- the emotional realm of love: a place in his affections.
Pathology. a disease, or the condition of being diseased; abnormal state of body or mind: a gouty affection.
the act of affecting; act of influencing or acting upon.
the state of being affected.
Philosophy. a contingent, alterable, and accidental state or quality of being.
the affective aspect of a mental process.
bent or disposition of mind.
Obsolete. bias; prejudice.
Origin of affection1
ANTONYMS FOR affection
Related formsaf·fec·tion·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for affectionless
/ (əˈfɛkʃən) /
a feeling of fondness or tenderness for a person or thing; attachment
(often plural) emotion, feeling, or sentimentto play on a person's affections
pathol any disease or pathological condition
psychol any form of mental functioning that involves emotionSee also affect 1 (def. 2)
the act of affecting or the state of being affected
archaic inclination or disposition
Derived Formsaffectional, adjective
Word Origin for affection
C13: from Latin affectiōn- disposition, from afficere to affect 1
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Medicine definitions for affectionless
[ ə-fĕk′shən ]
A tender feeling toward another; fondness.
A bodily condition; disease.
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