Affectionateness
Affectionateness Af*fec"tion*ate*ness, n. The quality of being affectionate; fondness; affection. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • affectionateness — See affectionately. * * * …   Universalium

  • affectionateness — noun The state or quality of being affectionate …   Wiktionary

  • affectionateness — noun 1. a positive feeling of liking he had trouble expressing the affection he felt the child won everyone s heart the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home • Syn: ↑affection, ↑fondness, ↑tenderness, ↑heart …   Useful english dictionary

  • fondness — noun 1. a predisposition to like something (Freq. 3) he had a fondness for whiskey • Syn: ↑fancy, ↑partiality • Derivationally related forms: ↑fancy (for: ↑fancy) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenderness — noun 1. a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling (Freq. 3) • Derivationally related forms: ↑tender • Hypernyms: ↑affectionateness, ↑fondness, ↑lovingness, ↑warmth 2. a feeling of concern for the we …   Useful english dictionary

  • lovingness — noun 1. a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love • Syn: ↑affectionateness, ↑fondness, ↑warmth • Derivationally related forms: ↑loving, ↑fond (for: ↑fondness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • philia — noun a positive feeling of liking he had trouble expressing the affection he felt the child won everyone s heart the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home • Syn: ↑affection, ↑affectionateness, ↑fondness, ↑tenderness …   Useful english dictionary

  • warmheartedness — noun 1. a warmhearted feeling • Syn: ↑warmth • Derivationally related forms: ↑warmhearted • Hypernyms: ↑lovingness, ↑caring 2. a positive feeling of liking he had t …   Useful english dictionary

  • warmness — noun 1. a positive feeling of liking he had trouble expressing the affection he felt the child won everyone s heart the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home • Syn: ↑affection, ↑affectionateness, ↑fondness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • warmth — noun 1. the sensation caused by heat energy (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑heat • Derivationally related forms: ↑heat (for: ↑heat) • Hypernyms: ↑temperature …   Useful english dictionary

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