Definition and Meanings for affections

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Affections is ranked 0 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of affections

noun

Etymology of affections

f. affection, l. affectio, fr. afficere. see affect

Meaning of affections


as noun

  • the act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
  • an attribute, especially a contingent or alterable quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • prejudice; bias.
  • disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.
  • the lively representation of any emotion.
  • affectation.
  • passion; violent emotion.
  • No antonyms for affections

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