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Synonyms for affection
əˈfɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. affection(noun)

    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

    Synonyms:
    attachment, passion, fondness, tenderness, kindness, love

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affection

    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.

    Synonyms:
    adherence, adhesion, attachment, devotion, esteem, esteem, estimation, friendship, inclination, love, regard, tenderness, union

    Antonyms:
    alienation, animosity, antipathy, aversion, coolness, dislike, distance, divorce, enmity, estrangement, indifference, opposition, repugnance, separation, severance

    Preposition:
    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affection

    Synonyms:
    influence, condition, state, inclination, bent, mood, humor, feeling, love, desire, propensity

    Antonyms:
    insensibility, indifference, repugnance, disaffection, repulsion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    feeling, passion, inclination, propensity, bent, bias, turn of mind, cast or frame of mind

  2. affection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    attribute, quality, property, accident, modification, mode

  3. affection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    love, heart, attachment, kindness, partiality, fondness, liking, tenderness, endearment, regard, good-will, tender passion

  4. affection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Med.) disorder, malady, disease

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "affection":

    condition, ailment, sympathy, tenderness, love, disorder, warmth, disease

How to pronounce affection?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

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How to use affection in a sentence?

  1. Freddy Ford:

    She kind of likes my sense of humor. Anybody who likes my sense of humor, I immediately like, when I saw her, it was a genuine expression of affection.

  2. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    It doesn't change a bit for me, my affection for him, my respect for him as a leader and as a person.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.

  4. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park:

    In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry.

  5. Shatifia Cooke:

    I wanted my mom around because she was my best friend. I wanted my kids to have that love and affection she gave me, now they'll never have that.

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