affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia(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"
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
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 Antonyms
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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How to use affection in a sentence?
A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
I think about it, and I want to cry, because it took a great deal of time, respect and affection in both directions. But it existed then, the fact is, time existed for that, and it wasn't( unique) in this world. It was part of a fabric of living these lives. Not today. Not today.
The free pen, prone to pour out the suggestions of artless affection, vivid imagination, or domestic anecdote, is as much woman's especial instrument as the needle.
We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. ... With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
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- обич, привързаностBulgarian
- afecte, afeccióCatalan, Valencian
- pocit, afekt, emoceCzech
- Rührung, ZuneigungGerman
- τρυφερότητα, συγκίνηση, ασθένεια, πάθηση, στοργήGreek
- affektio, ominaisuus, mielenliikutus, vahingoittaminen, liikutus, tunne, tauti, vaikuttaminen, tuntemus, mieltymys, liikuttaminen, vahingoittuneisuus, kiintymys, vaivaFinnish
- rùn, tlachdScottish Gaelic
- kasih sayangIndonesian
- ietekme, pieķeršanās, afekts, ietekmēšana, mīlestībaLatvian
- afeição, afecção, afetoPortuguese
- эмоция, любо́вь, привя́занность, не́жностьRussian
- అనురాగం, మమతTelugu
- meyil, duygulanmak, eğilim, duygusal yakınlıkTurkish
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