Definition of affectionateness:
nerve, spirit, warmness, rawness, centre, ticker, pump, heart and soul, caring, inwardness, spunk, fondness, warmth, essence, passion, heart, marrow, meat, sum, kernel, substance, heat, nub, philia, lovingness, middle, pith, mettle, fancy, center, warmheartedness, tenderheartedness, tenderness, nitty-gritty, bosom, core, soreness, eye, gist, partiality, affection, softheartedness.
We may not ask Mr. Ferguson to dinner- he would find little to say to University dons; and as for his wife"- she could not forbear a secret smile at the thought of the poor dear woman, with her voluble affectionateness and her gowns of all colors, beside the stately, frigid, perfectly dressed, and unexceptionably- mannered Miss Gascoigne-" whether or not Mrs. Ferguson is invited to the series of parties that you are planning, I shall go and see her, and she shall come to see me, as often as ever I please."- "Christian's Mistake", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
Before she had time to think or say anything more, he began to tell about his home, his brothers and sisters, and their industry, affectionateness, and cheerfulness; about the poverty they had raised themselves from; about the tourists who came and all the work they gave; about the house, and especially about the new one he would now build for her and himself.- "The Bridal March; One Day", Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.
And when she finds it necessary to control it, she will try to do it by awakening the child's affectionateness, and so captivating its fancy as to make it feel it is doing as it likes, though it be something different from what it was impelled to do at first; in short, she inspires him to will the better thing, and so educates the blind instinct of self- assertion into a harmonizing and beneficent power, and preserves the child's dignity and nobleness instead of crushing its personality.- "Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School", Elizabeth P. Peabody.