Synonyms for affection
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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote
Kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; settled good will.
Usage note: often in the plural; formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or toward(s); as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children
English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote
An attachment is a feeling that binds a person by ties of heart to another person or thing; we speak of a man's adherence to his purpose, his adhesion to his party, or to anything to which he clings tenaciously, tho with no special tenderness; of his attachment to his church, to the old homestead, or to any persons or objects that he may hold dear. Affection expresses more warmth of feeling; we should not speak of a mother's attachment to her babe, but of her affection or of her devotion. Inclination expresses simply a tendency, which may be good or bad, yielded to or overcome; as, an inclination to study; an inclination to drink. Regard is more distant than affection or attachment, but closer and warmer than esteem; we speak of high esteem, kind regard. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; APPENDAGE; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE; UNION.
Attachment of a true man to his friends; attachment to a leader for his nobility of character; the attachments between two persons or things; attachment by muscular fibers, or by a rope, etc.
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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philianoun
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"
rawness, partiality, affectionateness, substance, philia, meat, centre, lovingness, center, tenderness, core, marrow, sum, nerve, ticker, warmth, fancy, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, softheartedness, gist, tenderheartedness, warmness, inwardness, pith, heart, bosom, pump, essence, mettle, warmheartedness, heart and soul, fondness, soreness, spunk, eye, middle
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There's still so much affection for the movie and we loved it.
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
Here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become a day where we celebrate our ties with Mexico and the great contributions of the Mexican-American community in the U.S. In my case, this relationship is very profound. My wife Columba was born in Mexico, my family has always had strong ties with Mexico and I have great respect and affection for our neighboring country.
We have great affection for Nevada, we look forward to coming back many times.
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- обич, привързаностBulgarian
- afecte, afeccióCatalan, Valencian
- pocit, afekt, emoceCzech
- Rührung, ZuneigungGerman
- πάθηση, ασθένεια, στοργή, συγκίνηση, τρυφερότηταGreek
- vahingoittuneisuus, liikuttaminen, kiintymys, vaiva, mieltymys, affektio, tuntemus, vaikuttaminen, tauti, tunne, liikutus, ominaisuus, mielenliikutus, vahingoittaminenFinnish
- tlachd, rùnScottish Gaelic
- ջերմությու� Armenian
- kasih sayangIndonesian
- ietekme, pieķeršanās, afekts, mīlestība, ietekmēšanaLatvian
- afeto, afeição, afecçãoPortuguese
- любо́вь, привя́занность, эмоция, не́жностьRussian
- మమత, అనురాగంTelugu
- meyil, duygulanmak, eğilim, duygusal yakınlıkTurkish
- sự yêu mếnVietnamese
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