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Noun
/əˈfekSHən/,
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affections, plural;
  1. A gentle feeling of fondness or liking
    • - she felt affection for the wise old lady
    • - he won a place in her affections
  2. Physical expressions of these feelings
    • - the prisoners crave affection and hence participate in sexual relationships
  3. The act or process of affecting or being affected

  4. A condition of disease
    • - an affection of the skin
  5. A mental state; an emotion


  1. a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
  2. (affectionate) having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"
  3. Affection is a "disposition or state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning: emotion (popularly: love, devotion etc. ...
  4. Affection is the fifth album by American pop singer Jody Watley, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music).
  5. Affection is the debut studio album of Japanese pop singer Kumi Koda. It was released on March 27, 2002 and contains the singles "Take Back" and "Trust Your Love".
  6. In Celtic linguistics, affection (also known as vowel affection or infection) is the change in the quality of a vowel under the influence of the vowel of the following, final syllable. The vowel triggering the change may or may not still be present in the modern language.
  7. Affection is the first album by English pop and soul singer Lisa Stansfield, released in the UK, in November 1989, for BMG/Arista label. ...
  8. "Affection" is the lead single from Jody Watley's fifth album, Affection, released on her own label Avitone Records. The single was a success on the R&B radio and sales charts, reaching number 28, but failed to receive any support on pop radio. ...
  9. The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected; An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. ...
  10. (Affections) Emotions often on display between principal singers and chorus singers. Often likely to prove awkward and inconvenient when they sour.
  11. Express generalized positive regard beyond mere acknowledgment of the other.
  12. The reception of change from some other object. It is also known as passivity. It is clear from the examples Aristotle gave for action and for affection that action is to affection as the active voice is to the passive. ...
  13. a reward we give to our dogs and to ourselves, but only after the dog has achieved calm submission in our “pack”.
  14. aim-inhibited sexuality. We connect affectionately because we can't spend all our time having sex.
  15. A painful sensation, such as gout, rheumatism, cramp, headache. –Aristocratic Satire.
  16. an emotion, a feeling: like, goodwill, kindly feeling, love, a passion, lust. esp. feeling as opp. to reason. A mental state; an emotion, a feeling. Feeling as opp. to reason; passion, lust. Goodwill, kindly feeling, love. ...
  17. the emotional response of love, sympathy, or tenderness toward somebody
  18. The need to establish psychologically close relationships with others.
  19. Observable behaviors that result when parents act on their feelings of warmth or love. Parental affection can be shown either physically (hugging, kissing, caressing, comforting, and the like) or verbally (praising, complimenting, saying nice things to or about the child, and so forth). ...
  20. A feeling of warm, emotional attachment we have for people we appreciate and care for. (ch 7) (219)
  21. Nonverbal signals that display liking such as hugs, kisses, back rubbing, adoring eye contact, handshaking, blowing kisses, increased proximity and submissive body language such as head tilting and neck exposure.
  22. is warmth and energy given freely. It includes gentle touch, smiles, warm tone of voice and soft eye contact.
  23. This may not always apply to civil adoption, but it always does to spiritual. The children of God feel a regard for him above every other object. His own excellency, his unspeakable goodness to them, his promises of future blessings, are all grounds of the strongest love. ...
  24. tender feeling - 21 misses
  25. feeling or emotion. Mention is made of "vile affections" (Rom. 1:26) and "inordinate affection" (Col. 3:5). Christians are exhorted to set their affections on things above (Col. 3:2). There is a distinction between natural and spiritual or gracious affections (Ezek. 33:32).