Affectionate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈfekʃənət|  American pronunciation of the word affectionate
Brit.  |əˈfɛkʃ(ə)nət|  British pronunciation of the word affectionate

adjective

- having or displaying warmth or affection(syn: fond, lovesome, tender)

affectionate children

Examples

...an affectionate child who gives hugs and kisses freely...

Jo is very affectionate towards her.

I rest your affectionate sister, E.

Marjorie gave his hair an affectionate tweak.

An affectionate lover of venerable antiquity.

A puppy is naturally affectionate and excitable.

He's very loving and affectionate with his sister.

She was by nature a very affectionate person.

By turns, a 14 year old is affectionate then aggressive, silent then outspoken.

He is the most affectionate and cuddly dog I have ever known.

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