- 1Readily feeling or showing fondness or tenderness: his affectionate natureMás ejemplos en oraciones
loving, fond, adoring, devoted, caring, doting, tender, warm, warm-hearted, big-hearted, soft-centred, soft-hearted, soft, unselfish, kind, kind-hearted, kindly, comforting; sympathetic, solicitous, supportive, attentive, friendly, demonstrative, cuddly, amicable, cordial, welcoming, good-natured; brotherly, sisterly, motherly, fatherly, maternal, paternal, maternalistic, paternalisticBritish • informal mateyNorth American • informal buddy-buddy
- She may like to deny it but she is vulnerable and can be tender and affectionate.
- That movie was tender and affectionate without being pedantic.
- His father and mother were very affectionate and I was closely associated with his family.
- 1.1Expressing fondness: an affectionate kissMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Suddenly someone pushed a cookie into my mouth, and then bombarded me with affectionate hugs and kisses.
- Duncan placed an affectionate kiss on her forehead which she didn't react to.
- His kisses were lingering and affectionate, making my heart pound for a moment.
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- She stroked his hair almost affectionately, though there was no change in his manner.
- As a result they became a national legend, an affectionately regarded New Zealand institution.
- He loves us and treats us affectionately, so I don't feel so bad about missing my mother.
late 15th century (in the sense 'disposed, inclined towards'): from French affectionné 'beloved' or medieval Latin affectionatus 'devoted', from affectio(n-), from afficere 'to influence' (see affect2).