Definition of Affection. Meaning of Affection. Synonyms of Affection

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Definition of Affection

Affection
Affection Af*fec"tion, n. [F. affection, L. affectio, fr. afficere. See Affect.] 1. The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected. 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. --Macaulay. 5. Prejudice; bias. [Obs.] --Bp. Aylmer. 6. (Med.) Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection. --Dunglison. 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

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