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Pronunciation:  u'fekshunit

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace"

AFFECTIONATE is a 12 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: caring, fond, lovesome, loving, tender, warm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Af*fec"tion*ate\, a. [Cf. F. affectionn['e].]
1. Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an
   affectionate brother.

2. Kindly inclined; zealous. [Obs.] --Johson.

         Man, in his love God, and desire to please him, can
         never be too affectionate.            --Sprat.

3. Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as,
   the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate
   countenance, message, language.

4. Strongly inclined; -- with to. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Syn: Tender; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest;

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of being affectionate indicates a need for tenderness, love and warmth. It also shows you are a content, loving person, able of great generosity.
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