SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective showing, indicating, or characterized by affection or love; fondly tender: an affectionate embrace. having great affection or love; warmly attached; loving: your affectionate brother. . Obsolete strongly disposed or inclined. passionate; headstrong. biased; partisan. Related forms af·fec·tion·ate·ly, adverb af·fec·tion·ate·ness, noun pseu·do·af·fec·tion·ate, adjective pseu·do·af·fec·tion·ate·ly, adverb qua·si-af·fec·tion·ate, adjective qua·si-af·fec·tion·ate·ly, adverb un·af·fec·tion·ate, adjective un·af·fec·tion·ate·ly, adverb Synonyms for affectionate
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Examples from the Web for unaffectionate Historical Examples of unaffectionate
Youre talking nonsense, and I think youre a very disobedient and
His devotion to the principles of pure despotism renders him
unaffectionate to our governments.
Rosamond was not
unaffectionate, and not ungrateful; but she inherited much of her father's commonness and frivolity of character.
I cannot say he is neglectful of me, or
unaffectionate; rather he is more attentive than before, more affectionate.
Certainly I already I remember with a smile and a not
unaffectionate shrug troubles that seemed very dreadful a few years back. British Dictionary definitions for unaffectionate adjective having or displaying tender feelings, affection, or warmth an affectionate mother; an affectionate letter Derived Forms affectionately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unaffectionate adj.
1580s, "fond, loving," from
affection + -ate (1). Early, now mostly obsolete, senses included "inclined" (1530s), "prejudiced" (1530s), "passionate" (1540s), "earnest" (c.1600). Other forms also used in the main modern sense of the word included affectious (1580s), affectuous (mid-15c.).
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