Definition of affectionate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    affectionate

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//əˈfɛkʃənət//
     
     
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  1. 1showing caring feelings and love for someone synonym loving
  2. 2 He is very affectionate toward his children. an affectionate kiss
affectionatelyadverb
 
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William was affectionately known as Billy.
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