affective

[af-ek-tiv]
adjective
1.
of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.
2.
causing emotion or feeling.

Origin:
1540–50; < Medieval Latin affectīvus, equivalent to Latin affect(us) (action noun; see affect1) + -īvus -ive

affectively, adverb
affectivity [af-ek-tiv-i-tee] , noun
nonaffective, adjective

affective, effective (see synonym study at effective).
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affective (əˈfɛktɪv)
 
adj
1.  psychol relating to affects
2.  concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection
 
affectivity
 
n
 
af'fectiveness
 
n

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affective af·fec·tive (ə-fěk'tĭv)
adj.

  1. Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.

  2. Influenced by or resulting from the emotions, as of a psychological disorder.

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Example sentences
Eventually, the problem will be more affectively resolved than it would were nothing to be done differently about the problem.
Logical or rational responses to an affectively flooded individual may further inflame the patient.
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