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  • adj. Pertaining to the affections; affective; emotive; characterized by emotion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the affections

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or implying affection; relating to the affections.

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  • adj. characterized by emotion


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  • I have sat in amazement at the silence of Hip Hop as young gay men and some women, both black and white, kill themselves in response to being bullied because of their sexual orientation or affectional preference.

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  • Think of all the times you've been content with your affectional choices and your life.

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  • What Roberts has tried to develop is an experiment to elicit “affectional feelings in the lab,” as she writes in one paper.


  • Thus, viewed historically the family exhibits, in addition to the affectional and reciprocal arrangements so widely approved, definite compulsive and exploitative aspects.

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