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".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley