af|fec´tion|ate|ness

af|fec´tion|ate|ness
af|fec|tion|ate «uh fehsmh>shuh niht», adjective.
1. having or showing affection; fond; tender: »

an affectionate child, an affectionate farewell. The soldier received an affectionate letter from his sister.

SYNONYM(S): warm; devoted.
2. Obsolete. headstrong.
af|fec´tion|ate|ly, adverb.
af|fec´tion|ate|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • af|fec´tion|ate|ly — af|fec|tion|ate «uh fehsmh>shuh niht», adjective. 1. having or showing affection; fond; tender: »an affectionate child, an affectionate farewell. The soldier received an affectionate letter from his sister. SYNONYM(S): warm; devoted. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • af|fec|tion|ate — «uh fehsmh>shuh niht», adjective. 1. having or showing affection; fond; tender: »an affectionate child, an affectionate farewell. The soldier received an affectionate letter from his sister. SYNONYM(S): warm; devoted. 2. Obsolete. headstrong.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ef|fec´tu|al|ness — ef|fec|tu|al «uh FEHK chu uhl», adjective. 1. producing the desired effect; capable of producing the desired effect: »Quinine is an effectual remedy for malaria. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under effective. (Cf. ↑effective) 2. valid. –ef|fec´tu|al|ly,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|fec|tion — «rih FEHK shuhn», noun. 1. refreshment by food or drink. 2. a meal; repast: »They sat on Meredith s big porch…and ate a substantial refection (Booth Tarkington). ╂[< Latin refectmao, ōnis < reficere see etym. under refectory (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • af|fec´tion|al|ly — af|fec|tion|al «uh FEHK shuh nuhl», adjective. implying affection; relating to the affections: »The affectional bond is often very strong at the inception of marriage, but it does not always endure (Ogburn and Nimkoff). –af|fec´tion|al|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • af|fec|tion|al — «uh FEHK shuh nuhl», adjective. implying affection; relating to the affections: »The affectional bond is often very strong at the inception of marriage, but it does not always endure (Ogburn and Nimkoff). –af|fec´tion|al|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • in´ef|fec´tu|al|ness — in|ef|fec|tu|al «IHN uh FEHK chu uhl», adjective. 1. without effect; useless: »The searchlights were ineffectual in the fog. SYNONYM(S): ineffective, futile, vain, fruitless, unavailing. See syn. under useless. (Cf. ↑useless) 2. not able to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ef|fec|tu|ate — «uh FEHK chu ayt», transitive verb, at|ed, at|ing. to make happen; bring about; carry into effect; cause. SYNONYM(S): accomplish. ╂[< Middle French …   Useful english dictionary

  • af|fec|tion|less — «uh FEHK shuhn lihs», adjective. deprived of affection: »an affectionless youngster. Children from affectionless and disrupted homes are disproportionately involved in crime and delinquency (Morris and Hawkins) …   Useful english dictionary

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