quasi affectionate

affectionate

[uh-fek-shuh-nit]
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.
a.
strongly disposed or inclined.
b.
passionate; headstrong.
c.
biased; partisan.

Origin:
1485–95; affection1 + -ate1, on the model of passionate

affectionately, adverb
affectionateness, noun
pseudoaffectionate, adjective
pseudoaffectionately, adverb
quasi-affectionate, adjective
quasi-affectionately, adverb
unaffectionate, adjective
unaffectionately, adverb


1. loving, fond.
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affectionate (əˈfɛkʃənɪt)
 
adj
having or displaying tender feelings, affection, or warmth: an affectionate mother; an affectionate letter
 
af'fectionately
 
adv

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affectionate
1580s, "fond, loving," from affection (q.v.); early, now mostly obs., 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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