Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the affections

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by emotion

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Examples

  • The term affectional orientation is used as a generalization of sexual orientation.

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  • "I wish you wouldn't feel so badly, Aileen," he said, with a kind of affectional protest.

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  • “I wish you wouldn’t feel so badly, Aileen,” he said, with a kind of affectional protest.

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  • Even if the people in question have Same Sex Attraction (Gay sexual/affectional identity)?

    Keeping the Riff-Raff Out of Heaven

  • Polyamory prides itself on “multiple loves” but we fight and squabble over whether to “count” platonic affectional relationships; monogamy prides itself on fidelity and pretends that the only intimacy that matters is physical.

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  • We need to tell people that post-Freudian psychology, and more recently neurobiology, uncovered the importance of the relationship between the individual and the environment for the cognitive development of the brain, in order to create a safe affectional base -- which can guarantee the development of both our maturity and our autonomy.

    Juliet Linley: 'A Child Is Not a Domestic Appliance': Dr. Giuliana Mieli Talks Parenting

  • We need to tell people that post-Freudian psychology, and more recently neurobiology, uncovered the importance of the relationship between the individual and the environment for the cognitive development of the brain, in order to create a safe affectional base -- which can guarantee the development of both our maturity and our autonomy.

    Juliet Linley: 'A Child Is Not a Domestic Appliance': Dr. Giuliana Mieli Talks Parenting

  • 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.

    Patrick D. Shaffer: Hip Hop: The Invisible Bully

  • 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.

    Patrick D. Shaffer: Hip Hop: The Invisible Bully

  • 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.

    Patrick D. Shaffer: Hip Hop: The Invisible Bully

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