affection definition

  • noun:
    • A tender experience toward another; fondness. See Synonyms at love.
    • Feeling or feeling. Usually found in the plural: an unbalanced condition of affections.
    • A disposition to feel, do, or say; a propensity.
    • Obsolete Prejudice; partiality.
    • The act of impacting or acting upon.
    • their state of being affected.
    • An attribute; a quality or property; an ailment; a bodily condition; as, figure, body weight, etc., tend to be affections of figures.
    • Bent of mind; a feeling or normal impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying your head; any feeling; since, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, jealousy, etc.; tendency; personality; propensity; tendency.
    • Kind feeling; love; zealous or tender accessory; settled good will.
    • condition; morbid symptom; malady; since, a pulmonary love. --Dunglison.
    • The work of impacting or acting upon; their state of being impacted.
    • An attribute; a good or home; an ailment; a bodily condition.
    • Bent of brain; a feeling or normal impulse or normal impulse acting upon and swaying your head; any emotion; ; desire; personality; tendency; propensity.
    • A settled great might; type sensation; love; zealous or tender attachment; -- usually inside pl. Formerly followed by to, nevertheless now more generally speaking by for or towards
    • Prejudice; prejudice.
    • illness; morbid symptom; malady.
    • The lively representation of every emotion.
    • Affectation.
    • Passion; violent feeling.
    • hawaii of having one's emotions impacted; bent or personality of head; period of mental disposition; sensation.
    • A settled good will, love, or zealous accessory: because, the love of a parent for their child: generally accompanied by for, occasionally by to or toward, prior to the object.
    • Natural impulse or impulse; sympathy.
    • Prejudice; bias.
    • an adjustment; the effect or consequence of action upon something; especially, in therapy, a passive adjustment of consciousness.
    • In metaphysics (interpretation of Gr. πάθος, suffering), among those attributes of bodies wherein they directly affect the sensory faculties: usually incorrectly extended with other properties of bodies.
    • an illness, or perhaps the problem of being diseased; a morbid or abnormal state of body or brain: since, a gouty love; hysteric love.
    • In painting, a lively representation of enthusiasm. Wotton.
    • Affectation.
    • Synonyms Attachment, Fondness, an such like. (identify love), pain, partiality, prejudice. See enthusiasm.
    • In current psychol., the elementary feeling-process; the pure or qualitatively easy feeliug, which there is absolutely no admixture of feeling. Look at extract.
    • In trigonometry, reference to .
    • In law, the making over, pawning, or mortgaging of anything to assure the payment of a sum of income or even the release of some other responsibility or service.
    • a confident feeling of liking
  • verb:
    • to feel an affection, emotion or love for.
  • others:
    • To love; have an affection for.

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