Definitions

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  • adj. Full of passion or emotion; earnest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of passion or emotion; earnest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked by passion or affection; earnest; affectionate; affecting: as, “made such affectuous labour,” Fabian, vii.

Etymologies

Latin affectuous: compare French affectueux. See affect. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Shortlie after he feined himselfe sicke, and in all hast sent messengers about to assemble his barons, who being come at the day appointed, he called them one after another into his priuie chamber, and there handled them in such affectuous sort with wise and discréet words, that he got their good wils to further him to their powers, for the reducing of the kingdome eftsoones into the hands of his brother Archigallus.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (3 of 8)

  • Right excellent right high and mighty prince, our most dereste brother and nephew, we recommende us unto you in our most hertee and affectuous maner by this berer, your familyar servitor, David Wood.

    Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Geneologists, etc.

  • ‘tasting’ is not meant any light or superficial impression made upon the hearts or souls of men, through the sense or apprehension of it, but an emphatical, inward, and affectuous relish and sense of the excellent and heavenly sweetness and pleasantness of it, opposed to a bare speculation or naked apprehension thereof.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Du Quesne, my husband, send affectuous remembrances to their young friend, with which are ever joined those of your sincere Presidente de Mouchy.”

    The Virginians

  • Du Quesne, my husband, send affectuous remembrances to their young friend, with which are ever joined those of your sincere Presidente de Mouchy. "

    The Virginians

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