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Wordnet 3.0


1. having or displaying warmth or affection;
- Example: "affectionate children"
- Example: "a fond embrace"
- Example: "fond of his nephew"
- Example: "a tender glance"
- Example: "a warm embrace"
[syn: affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Affectionate \Af*fec"tion*ate\, a. [Cf. F. affectionn['e].] 1. Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother. [1913 Webster] 2. Kindly inclined; zealous. [Obs.] --Johson. [1913 Webster] Man, in his love God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate. --Sprat. [1913 Webster] 3. Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language. [1913 Webster] 4. Strongly inclined; -- with to. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Syn: Tender; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest; ardent. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

affectionate adj 1: having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace" [syn: affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "affectionate": Christian, Christlike, Christly, adoring, benign, benignant, brotherly, caring, compassionate, conjugal, dear, decent, demonstrative, devoted, doting, faithful, filial, fond, fraternal, good, gracious, human, humane, husbandly, kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed, languishing, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome, loving, maternal, melting, nice, parental, paternal, romantic, sentimental, soft, softhearted, sympathetic, sympathizing, tender, tenderhearted, uxorious, warm, warmhearted, wifely