What is another word for affection?

Synonyms for affection
əˈfɛk ʃənaf·fec·tion

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term affection.

Wiktionary

  1. affectionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    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

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affectionnoun

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

  2. affectionnoun

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

  3. affectionnoun

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

  4. affectionnoun

    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?

How to say affection in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#111state
#216center
#370love
#824centre
#889heart
#1067condition
#1106union
#1141middle
#1351disease
#1566eye
#1617core
#2181spirit
#2935feeling
#2943influence
#3505kernel
#3601sum
#3876regard
#3877pump
#3971humor
#4015desire
#4041meat
#4187attachment
#4308substance
#4973passion
#5268disorder
#5454mood
#6595friendship
#6823fancy
#7805essence
#8377nerve
#8965estimation
#9861sympathy
#9985bent
#12073esteem
#12558ticker
#13564warmth
#14560marrow
#15279kindness
#15988affection
#16050devotion
#17967adhesion
#18143adherence
#23687inclination
#26713tenderness
#30056propensity
#32051bosom
#32803gist
#44610spunk
#48084fondness
#50896ailment
#51700soreness
#65586mettle
#66952partiality
#69995pith
#70251nub
#151099rawness
#194780philia
#244606inwardness
#315244warmness

How to use affection in a sentence?

  1. Heather Vincent:

    With the necessities of social distancing meaning fewer people having to look after more horses, Lewis and Fern have spent more time together than usual, during the past couple of weeks, they’ve since started showing real signs of affection for each other. As Fern isn’t in heat at the moment, we can’t put it down to lust.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Just because the males can’t do an exhibition of their love towards the kids like the females, doesn’t mean that a man can’t have affection better than a woman towards the children.

  3. 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.

  4. Ed Dunkel Jr.:

    I have a lot of friends that I've been talking to, and these are people who donate now and talking about holding back, and some are even questioning whether to send their kids to Fresno State, Dunkel told the Fresno Bee. I admire and have a lot of respect for President (Joseph) Castro and huge affection for Fresno State, Dunkel said. But I have huge concerns. This represents such an embarrassment to the university and the community. It's hard to believe this is an isolated thing that just happened. I have to imagine people previously knew of this person's character and what she's about. Fresno State President Joseph Castro acknowledged that he’s been having conversations with donors regarding the controversy. The conversations I'm having are more about their concern, and I share that concern. I understand where they're coming from. I'm asking them for understanding here as we work through the complexities of this issue.

  5. John Keats:

    I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affection and the truth of imagination.


Translations for affection

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for affection »

Translation

Find a translation for the affection synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"affection." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 11 Aug. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/affection>.

Discuss these affection synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for affection?

    Image or illustration of

    affection

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following is a synonym of the word Grunt?
    • A. Frown
    • B. Growl
    • C. Shout
    • D. Praise

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for affection: