HyperDic: affection

English > 1 sense of the word affection:
NOUNfeelingaffection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philiaa positive feeling of liking
affection > pronunciation
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English > affection: 1 sense > noun 1, feeling
MeaningA positive feeling of liking.
Example"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"
Synonymsaffectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia
Narrowerattachment, fond regardA feeling of affection for a person or an institution
protectivenessA feeling of protective affection
regard, respectA feeling of friendship and esteem
soft spotA sentimental affection
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
Spanishafección, afectividad, afecto, afición, amor, apego, cariño, filia, simpatía, ternura
Catalanafecció, afecte, simpatia, tendresa
Adjectivesaffectionatehaving or displaying warmth or affection

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