Affectional Af*fec"tion*al, a. Of or pertaining to the affections; as, affectional impulses; an affectional nature. [1913 Webster]

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  • affectional — adjective Date: 1859 of or relating to the affections • affectionally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • affectional — affectionally, adv. /euh fek sheuh nl/, adj. relating to or implying affection. [1855 60; AFFECTION1 + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • affectional — adjective Pertaining to the affections; affective; emotive; characterized by emotion …   Wiktionary

  • affectional — adj. characterized by a strong feeling; relating to affection; affective; emotive, appealing to or expressing emotion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • affectional — af·fec·tion·al …   English syllables

  • affectional — af•fec•tion•al [[t]əˈfɛk ʃə nl[/t]] adj. pertaining to or implying affection • Etymology: 1855–60 af•fec′tion•al•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • affectional — adjective characterized by emotion • Syn: ↑affective, ↑emotive • Similar to: ↑emotional • Derivationally related forms: ↑emote (for: ↑emotive), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Affectional orientation — (or romantic orientation) is used both alternatively and side by side with sexual orientation. [Crethar, H. C. Vargas, L. A. (2007). Multicultural intricacies in professional counseling. In J. Gregoire C. Jungers (Eds.), The counselor’s companion …   Wikipedia

  • Affectional action — (also, affectual or emotional action) is a social action caused by an emotion (revenge, love, loyalty, etc.). Those actions are taken due to one s emotions, to express personal feelings. For examples, cheering after a victory, crying at a funeral …   Wikipedia

  • Affectional bond — In psychology, the term affectional bond is a type of attachment behavior one individual has for another individual, typically a mother for her child, in which the two partners tend to remain in proximity to one another. [cite book |… …   Wikipedia

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