Adjective "affectionate" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Readily feeling or showing fondness or tenderness.
  1. 'Huskies, on the other hand, are very devoted and affectionate.'
  2. 'Throughout his life he had affectionate and devoted friends.'
  3. 'That movie was tender and affectionate without being pedantic.'
  4. 'She was still affectionate towards the family, but she didn't warm up to people as easily as she once had.'
  5. 'It only takes one or two treatments and they resume a gentle, affectionate interest in their family.'
  6. 'You're better off learning how to become an attentive, affectionate and skilled lover.'
  7. 'The Yorks were a close-knit and affectionate family and the princess had a secure and uncomplicated childhood.'
  8. 'His father and mother were very affectionate and I was closely associated with his family.'
  9. 'I come from a very loving and affectionate family where hugs and kisses are given all the time.'
  10. 'They were lovely people, but not affectionate like Lou's family.'
  11. 'an affectionate kiss'
  12. 'Here, in my home, we are open and affectionate and treat each other with care and respect.'
  13. 'Duncan placed an affectionate kiss on her forehead which she didn't react to.'


1. showing, indicating, or characterized by affection or love; fondly tender: an affectionate embrace.

2. having great affection or love; warmly attached; loving: your affectionate brother.

3. Obsolete. strongly disposed or inclined. passionate; headstrong. biased; partisan.

More examples(as adjective)

"ranges can be affectionate to misses."

"ranges can be affectionate of talkings."

"ranges can be affectionate from people."

"people can be affectionate about brews."

"mothers can be affectionate towards sons."

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Late 15th century (in the sense ‘disposed, inclined towards’): from French affectionné ‘beloved’ or medieval Latin affectionatus ‘devoted’, from affectio(n-), from afficere ‘to influence’ (see affect).