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Synonyms for affectionate
əˈfɛk ʃə nɪtaf·fec·tion·ate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affectionate

    Friendly, as said of persons, signifies having the disposition of a friend; as said of acts, it signifies befitting or worthy of a friend. The adjective friendly does not reach the full significance of the nouns "friend" and "friendship;" one may be friendly to those who are not his friends, and to be in friendly relations often signifies little more than not to be hostile. In its application to persons, accessible is used of public and eminent persons, who might, if disposed, hold themselves at a distance from others. Companionable and sociable refer to manner and behavior, cordial and genial express genuine kindliness of heart. We speak of a cordial greeting, a favorable reception, a neighborly call, a sociable visitor, an amicable settlement, a kind interest, a friendly regard, a hearty welcome. The Saxon friendly is stronger than the Latin amicable; the amicable may be merely formal; the friendly is from the heart. Fond is commonly applied to an affection that becomes, or at least appears, excessive. Affectionate, devoted, and tender are almost always used in a high and good sense; as, an affectionate son; a devoted friend; "the tender mercy of our God," Luke i, 78. Compare FRIENDSHIP.

    Synonyms:
    accessible, affable, amicable, brotherly, companionable, complaisant, cordial, favorable, fond, friendly, genial, hearty, kind, kindly, loving, neighborly, sociable, social, tender, well-disposed

    Antonyms:
    adverse, alienated, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, cold, contentious, disaffected, distant, estranged, frigid, hostile, ill-disposed, indifferent, inimical, unfriendly, unkind, warlike

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warmadjective

    having or displaying warmth or affection

    "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

    Synonyms:
    crank, fond, tender, sensitive, adoring, partial(p), doting, untoughened, fond(p), raw, quick, lovesome, ardent, warm, tippy, cranky, sore, strong

    Antonyms:
    unloving

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. affectionateadjective

    Synonyms:
    loving, fond, attached, devoted, warm, tender, kind, sympathetic, tender-hearted, warm-hearted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. affectionateadjective

    Synonyms:
    devoted, fond, loving, ardent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "affectionate":

    loving, affective

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How to use affectionate in a sentence?

  1. Horace Walpole:

    Old friends are the great blessings of one's later years. Half a word conveys one's meaning. They have a memory of the same events, have the same mode of thinking. I have young relations that may grow upon me, for my nature is affectionate, but can they grow -- To Be old friends?

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.

  3. Ginger Rogers:

    Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but black and white films still hold an affectionate place in my heart; they have an incomparable mystique and mood.

  4. Mrs. Patrick Campbell:

    Does it really matter what these affectionate people do-- so long as they dont do it in the streets and frighten the horses

  5. Prophet Mohammed, ibn abbas:

    He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful.


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