of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.
causing emotion or feeling.

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). Unabridged
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affective (əˈfɛktɪv)
1.  psychol relating to affects
2.  concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection

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affective af·fec·tive (ə-fěk'tĭv)

  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
Fish countered the affective fallacy, arguing that all meaning resided in the
  experience of the reader.
We have to step up to the mark and realise our own universal nature, and how
  affective it is or can be.
We know that personal decisions and scientific learning have important
  affective and social components.
Seasonal affective disorder--the winter blues--can be lifted with bright light,
  as long as treatment is timed properly.
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