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affectionate

[uh-fek-shuh-nit] /əˈfɛk ʃə nɪt/
adjective
1.
showing, indicating, or characterized by affection or love; fondly tender:
an affectionate embrace.
2.
having great affection or love; warmly attached; loving:
your affectionate brother.
3.
Obsolete.
  1. strongly disposed or inclined.
  2. passionate; headstrong.
  3. biased; partisan.
Origin
1485-1495
1485-95; affection1 + -ate1, on the model of passionate
Related forms
affectionately, adverb
affectionateness, noun
pseudoaffectionate, adjective
pseudoaffectionately, adverb
quasi-affectionate, adjective
quasi-affectionately, adverb
unaffectionate, adjective
unaffectionately, adverb
Synonyms
1. loving, fond.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi affectionate

affectionate

/əˈfɛkʃənɪt/
adjective
1.
having or displaying tender feelings, affection, or warmth: an affectionate mother, an affectionate letter
Derived Forms
affectionately, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quasi affectionate

affectionate

adj.

1580s, "fond, loving," from affection + -ate (1). Early, now mostly obsolete, senses included "inclined" (1530s), "prejudiced" (1530s), "passionate" (1540s), "earnest" (c.1600). Other forms also used in the main modern sense of the word included affectious (1580s), affectuous (mid-15c.).

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