Definition of affirmation in English:


Line breaks: af¦firm|ation
Pronunciation: /afəˈmeɪʃ(ə)n


[mass noun]
  • 2Emotional support or encouragement: the lack of one or both parents' affirmation leaves some children emotionally crippled
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    • Readers might be looking for entertainment, information, affirmation or help.
    • Some kids desperately wanted affirmation for each scribbled line; others wanted to team up with buddies to horse around or draw baseball players.
    • This also makes them ideal for artists or art students seeking inspiration or affirmation.


late Middle English: from Latin affirmatio(n-), from the verb affirmare (see affirm).

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