Af*fec"tion*ate (#), a. [Cf. F. affectionn'e.]

1.

Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother.

2.

Kindly inclined; zealous.

[Obs.]

Johson.

Man, in his love God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate. Sprat.

3.

Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language.

4.

Strongly inclined; -- with to.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

Syn. -- Tender; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest; ardent.

 

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