[syn: affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmth]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Affectionateness \Af*fec"tion*ate*ness\, n.
The quality of being affectionate; fondness; affection.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 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"
[syn: affection, affectionateness, fondness,
tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness,
2: a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love [syn:
affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmth]