Affection - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈfekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word affection
Brit.  |əˈfɛkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word affection

noun

- a positive feeling of liking(syn: affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness)

he had trouble expressing the affection he felt

Examples

She has deep affection for her parents.

He shows great affection for his grandchildren.

He now looks back on those years with great affection.

She developed a deep affection for that country and its people.

She won the children's affection.

Bart had a deep affection for the old man.

She looked back on those days with affection.

Their father never showed them much affection.

The church was held in great affection (=loved and cared about a lot) by the local residents.

he had trouble expressing the affection he felt

The men are romantic rivals for her affection.

...a neglected dog who is desperate for any crumb of affection he might get from strangers...

...drew a handkerchief from the girdle around her waist and offered it to the knight as a token of affection...

...inchoate feelings of affection for a man whom she had, up till now, thought of as only a friend...

...an outpouring of affection and support for the high school athlete in need of an organ transplant...

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