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affectionate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affectionate  \Af*fec"tion*ate\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  affectionn['e].] 
  1.  Having  affection  or  warm  regard;  loving;  fond;  as  an 
  affectionate  brother. 
 
  2.  Kindly  inclined;  zealous.  [Obs.]  --Johson. 
 
  Man,  in  his  love  God,  and  desire  to  please  him  can 
  never  be  too  affectionate.  --Sprat. 
 
  3.  Proceeding  from  affection;  indicating  love;  tender;  as 
  the  affectionate  care  of  a  parent;  affectionate 
  countenance,  message,  language. 
 
  4.  Strongly  inclined;  --  with  to  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Tender;  attached;  loving;  devoted;  warm;  fond;  earnest; 
  ardent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affectionate 
  adj  :  having  or  displaying  warmth  or  affection;  "affectionate 
  children";  "caring  parents";  "a  fond  embrace";  "fond  of 
  his  nephew";  "a  tender  glance";  "a  warm  embrace"  [syn: 
  {caring},  {fond},  {lovesome},  {tender},  {warm}] 




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