[ af-ek-tiv ]
/ ˈæf ɛk tɪv /
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of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.
causing emotion or feeling.
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Origin of affective
OTHER WORDS FROM affectiveaf·fec·tive·ly, adverbaf·fec·tiv·i·ty [af-ek-tiv-i-tee], /ˌæf ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounnon·af·fec·tive, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH affectiveaffective , effective
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How to use affective in a sentence
This means affective polarization also has power over the facts we believe and what, if anything, can be done to heal rifts between one side and the other.Our Radicalized Republic|Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org)|January 25, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
There may be more going on there, such as seasonal affective disorder or depression.A pandemic winter feels daunting. Here’s how parents can help kids cope.|Amy Joyce|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Affectively she was remarkably frank, sometimes a little surly, or she showed a slight empty uneasiness.Benign Stupors|August Hoch
British Dictionary definitions for affective
/ (əˈfɛktɪv) /
psychol relating to affects
concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection
Derived forms of affectiveaffectivity (ˌæfɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ) or affectiveness, noun
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