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[ UK /ɐfˈɛkʃənət/ ]
[ US /əˈfɛkʃənət, əˈfɛkʃənɪt/ ]
  1. having or displaying warmth or affection
    affectionate children
    a tender glance
    a fond embrace
    fond of his nephew
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How To Use affectionate In A Sentence

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  • It nearly brought a tear to my eye when I saw thousands of screaming fans watching a bunch of (and I use the term affectionately) nerds out there doing their thing. Sun Bloggers
  • The first hand-held phones, affectionately known as "bricks", were still big and bulky, only made voice calls, and cost more than $4000.
  • An affectionate arm around the shoulders, a warm and reassuring hug, a gentle touch upon the arm, even just an understanding glance, are enough to drive away the blues and kindle hope in a heart beset with workaday cares.
  • They shook hands in a very male, unaffectionate sort of way.
  • Though I was on friendlier, more relaxed and affectionate terms with my fellow western-New Yorker John Gardner, who'd published an early short story of mine titled "The Death of Mrs. Sheer" in his literary magazine "MSS" -- and who regarded me, somewhat embarrassingly, as a "major American writer" -- like himself -- it can't be said that John Gardner was a mentor of mine either. Joyce Carol Oates's 'In the Absence of Mentors/Monsters': Narrative Magazine
  • To be honest, I like the Heath who was caring, affectionate and down to earth, more than the Heath who was pimping practically every girl he came across.
  • I love the men flower heart also due, so I be more affectionate more ruthless.
  • What phlegmatical reasons soever were made you," wrote the Queen, who but three weeks before had been so gentle and affectionate to her, ambassador, "how happeneth it that you will not remember, that when a man hath faulted and committed by abettors thereto, neither the one nor the other will willingly make their own retreat. History of the United Netherlands from the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Year's Truce — Complete (1584-1609)
  • In his letters, as in conversation, he offers himself no sanctuary, and the picture we are left to gather is an exaggeration of the facts: cold, hard, captious, rarely affectionate, often gloomy.
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