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- of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.
- causing emotion or feeling.
Origin of affective
1540–50;Related formsaf·fec·tive·ly, adverbaf·fec·tiv·i·ty [af-ek-tiv-i-tee] /ˌæf ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounnon·af·fec·tive, adjective
< Medieval Latin affectīvus,
equivalent to Latin affect(us
) (action noun; see affect1
) + -īvus -ive
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for nonaffective
Derived Formsaffectivity (ˌæfɛkˈtɪvɪtɪ) or affectiveness, noun
- psychol relating to affects
- concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection
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- Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.
- Influenced by or resulting from the emotions, as of a psychological disorder.
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