Affectuous
Affectuous Af*fec"tu*ous (?; 135), a. [L. affectuous: cf. F. affectueux. See {Affect}.] Full of passion or emotion; earnest. [Obs.] -- {Af*fec"tu*ous*ly}, adv. [Obs.] --Fabyan. [1913 Webster]

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  • affectuous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French affectueux, from Late Latin affectuosus, from Latin affectus disposition, affection, desire + osus ous more at affect obsolete : ardent, affectionate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Affectuously — Affectuous Af*fec tu*ous (?; 135), a. [L. affectuous: cf. F. affectueux. See {Affect}.] Full of passion or emotion; earnest. [Obs.] {Af*fec tu*ous*ly}, adv. [Obs.] Fabyan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • affectionate — (adj.) 1580s, fond, loving, from AFFECTION (Cf. affection) + ATE (Cf. ate) (1). Early, now mostly obsolete, senses included inclined (1530s), prejudiced (1530s), passionate (1540s), earnest (c.1600). Other forms also used in the main modern sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • affectuously — adverb Etymology: Middle English, from affectuous + ly obsolete : ardently, affectionately …   Useful english dictionary

  • affettuoso — (ˌ)aˌfechəˈwō(ˌ)sō, fed.əˈ , zō adjective (or adverb) Etymology: Italian, from Late Latin affectuosus more at affectuous : tender or affecting used as a direction in music …   Useful english dictionary

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