Associations to the word «Affection»


AFFECTION, noun. The act of affecting or acting upon.
AFFECTION, noun. The state of being affected.
AFFECTION, noun. An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc., are affections of bodies.
AFFECTION, noun. Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
AFFECTION, noun. A feeling of love or strong attachment.
AFFECTION, noun. (medicine) (archaic) Disease; morbid symptom; malady.
AFFECTION, verb. To feel an affection, emotion or love for.

Dictionary definition

AFFECTION, noun. A positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home".

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