Definition of affection :
1. A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; - often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.
3. An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.
4. Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
5. Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.
6. Passion; violent emotion.
7. Prejudice; bias.
8. The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
9. The lively representation of any emotion.
attribution, bone, esteem, bosom, union, core, diagnostic, differentia, ail, inwardness, quality, property, mettle, eye, aptitude, heart, fancy, love affair, penchant, connect, solicitude, affectivity, particularity, attribute, feature, sum, lovingness, concern, touch, inclination, nitty-gritty, mark, soft spot, bond, estimation, trouble, nub, feelings, center, tenderheartedness, gist, devices, predilection, pump, pith, impulse, spirit, essence, softheartedness, centre, criterion, marrow, adhesion, propensity, nerve, specific, stamp, character, hallmark, soreness, hatred, bent, heart and soul, partiality, loyalty, spunk, warmness, rawness, middle, tendency, proclivity, preference, note, disposition, adherence, point, distemper, affectionateness, distemperature, turn, predisposition, philia, good will, taste, substance, bias, trait, dislike, devotedness, fingerprint, peculiarity, meat, marker, ill, genius, leaning, habitude, ticker, kernel
disease (part of speech: noun)
decrepitude, malaise, complication, complaint, infliction, ailment, feverishness, condition, fever, indisposition, symptom, nausea, sickness, debility, disorder, disability, spasm, curse, syndrome, sickliness, malady, virus, collapse, bug, breakdown, pestilence, infirmity, attack, unhealthiness, disease, ague, queasiness, handicap, infection, illness, study at, apoplexy
affection (part of speech: noun)
feeling (part of speech: noun)
friendship (part of speech: noun)
love (part of speech: noun)
endearment, romance, attachment, friendliness, fondness, oneness, devotion, communion, love, adoration, kinship, idolization, intimacy, amorousness, worship, sentimentality, liking, tenderness, infatuation, desire, crush, passion, faithfulness
- I think he was jealous of old Grandfather's affection; thought the old man loved your father best. - "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- They have always brought you to my mind, because I know your affection for whatever is Roman and noble. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
- In all ages, in every way, he has been trying to do this; and all nature, all art, all literature is full of this affection for his child. - "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.