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1. affection

noun. ['əˈfɛkʃən'] a positive feeling of liking.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • protectiveness
  • warmness
  • warmheartedness
  • soft spot
  • fond regard
  • regard
  • affectionateness
  • fondness
  • respect
  • tenderness
  • philia
  • heart

Antonyms

  • humility
  • liking
  • calmness
  • concern

Etymology

  • affection (French)
  • affectionem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Affection

  • overprotection
  • introspection
  • interconnection
  • circumspection
  • reinspection
  • predilection
  • disinfection
  • disconnection
  • recollection
  • preelection
  • interjection
  • imperfection
  • resurrection
  • reflection
  • reelection
  • redirection
  • projection
  • intersection
  • insurrection
  • inspection
  • inflection
  • convection
  • confection
  • complexion
  • selection
  • rejection
  • protection
  • perfection
  • objection
  • injection

Example sentences of the word affection


1. Noun, singular or mass
This is most commonly seen when your kitty has had quite enough affection for the time being.

Quotes containing the word affection


1. You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
- Buddha

2. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
- Buddha

3. I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.
- William P. Young

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