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[uh-fek-shuh-nl] /əˈfɛk ʃə nl/
relating to or implying affection.
Origin of affectional
1855-60; affection1 + -al1
Related forms
affectionally, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Carrie realised the change of affectional atmosphere at once.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • With the affectional experiences which we are considering, the relatively ‘pure’ condition lasts.

  • Its contents or material shift their values back and forth from technological or utilitarian to æsthetic, ethic, or affectional.

  • As in the case of Whitman, his country is his bride, and upon it he has showered all the affectional wealth of his nature.

    John Greenleaf Whittier W. Sloane Kennedy
  • The development of the affectional side of the life during this period must be briefly noted.

    The Unfolding Life Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux
  • The affectional nature can be trifled with until it cannot be relied upon.

  • The affectional world is the stream of feelings of pleasure and pain generated by the two aforesaid worlds.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • A book that not only permits, but commands religious persecution, has not in my judgment developed the affectional nature of man.

    Men, Women, and Gods Helen H. Gardener
  • There are many radical differences in their affectional natures.

  • The social and affectional side of your nature is well developed, and you can easily attract to yourself friends and companions.

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