[ 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
Calls for bipartisanship won’t solve affective polarization.Our Radicalized Republic|Maggie Koerth (email@example.com)|January 25, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Nor does he contribute much likely to be of permanent value in any part of the wide domain of affectivity.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
The influence of the moon in this moon affectivity is very little known, especially in its psychic overdetermination.Sleep Walking and Moon Walking|Isidor Isaak Sadger
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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