noun, plural af·fin·i·ties.
SYNONYMS FOR affinity
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Origin of affinity
OTHER WORDS FROM affinitynon·af·fin·i·ty, noun, plural non·af·fin·i·ties, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH affinityaffinity , infinity
Example sentences from the Web for affinity
Some of it was fueled by patriotism, and some by state, local, and even just family affinities.
There are, of course, many bonds that stretch across between the two, including shared affinities and public support.
In the meeting, Murdoch also emphasized his political affinities with Thatcher.Rupert Murdoch Testifies: Denies Ties to British Officials|Mike Giglio|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These affinities are arguably at the heart of the 40-year dalliance of Iranian and Syrian despots.
Olivier is based loosely on Alexis de Tocqueville and Parrot has affinities with Audubon.
If cleanliness be next to godliness, a good cleaning would do it good and improve its affinities.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
Now Nature takes no account of the affinities of souls; her aim is fulfilled by the propagation of the species.Honorine|Honore de Balzac
Beside the attraction on the physical plane—which I believe is very necessary—there should exist all the higher affinities.Unveiling a Parallel|Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
Their language is peculiar, but by no means without miscellaneous affinities.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies|Robert Gordon Latham
Gallardo suggested that Allophryne is a leptodactylid of uncertain affinities.
British Dictionary definitions for affinity
noun plural -ties
- the tendency for two substances to combine; chemical attraction
- a measure of the tendency of a chemical reaction to take place expressed in terms of the free energy changeSymbol: A