Definition of Affection. Meaning of Affection. Synonyms of Affection
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Definition of Affection
AffectionAffection Af*fec"tion, n. [F. affection, L. affectio, fr.
afficere. See Affect.]
1. The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being
2. An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily
state; as, figure, weight, etc., are affections of bodies.
``The affections of quantity.' --Boyle.
And, truly, waking dreams were, more or less, An old
and strange affection of the house. --Tennyson.
3. Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural
impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as,
the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the
malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination;
disposition; propensity; tendency.
Affection is applicable to an unpleasant as well as
a pleasant state of the mind, when impressed by any
object or quality. --Cogan.
4. A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender
attachment; -- often in the pl. Formerly followed by to,
but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial,
social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for
or towards children.
All his affections are set on his own country.
5. Prejudice; bias. [Obs.] --Bp. Aylmer.
6. (Med.) Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary
7. The lively representation of any emotion. --Wotton.
8. Affectation. [Obs.] ``Spruce affection.' --Shak.
9. Passion; violent emotion. [Obs.]
Most wretched man, That to affections does the
bridle lend. --Spenser.
Syn: Attachment; passion; tenderness; fondness; kindness;
love; good will. See Attachment; Disease.
Meaning of Affection from wikipedia
is a "disposition or state
of mind or body" that is often
****ociated with a feeling
or type of love. It has given
rise to a number...
- Public displays
(P.D.A.) are acts of physical intimacy
in the view of others. What is an acceptable display
of affection varies
- The Object
of My Affection
is a 1998 American romantic
comedy-drama film directed
by Nicholas Hytner
and starring Jennifer Aniston
and Paul Rudd. The...
****ociated with a feeling
or type of love. Affection
may also refer
(linguistics), in Celtic
linguistics, the fronting...
- person, animal
or inanimate object
the speaker feels
love or affection
are used for a variety
of reasons, such as parents...
- as far back as Homer, translated literally
, as in "greet with affection
" and "show affection
for the dead". Other ancient authors
is a common
law tort, abolished
in many jurisdictions. Where
exists, an action
by a spouse against
- "(Can't Live Without
Your) Love and Affection
" is a song by American
hard rock band Nelson. It was released
in 1990 on Geffen Records
is the debut
R&B recording artist
Lisa Stansfield, released
by Arista Records
on 20 November
as vowel affection
mutation), in the linguistics
of the Celtic
languages, is the change
in the quality
of a vowel...
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