Synonyms for affectionəˈfɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia(noun)

    a positive feeling of liking

    affection, rawness, partiality, affectionateness, substance, philia, meat, centre, lovingness, center, tenderness, core, marrow, sum, nerve, ticker, warmth, fancy, nub, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, softheartedness, gist, tenderheartedness, warmness, inwardness, pith, heart, bosom, pump, essence, mettle, warmheartedness, heart and soul, fondness, soreness, spunk, eye, middle


  1. affection(noun)

    Kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; settled good will.

    attachment, passion, fondness, tenderness, kindness, love

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. affection

    An attachment is a feeling that binds a person by ties of heart to another person or thing; we speak of a man's adherence to his purpose, his adhesion to his party, or to anything to which he clings tenaciously, tho with no special tenderness; of his attachment to his church, to the old homestead, or to any persons or objects that he may hold dear. Affection expresses more warmth of feeling; we should not speak of a mother's attachment to her babe, but of her affection or of her devotion. Inclination expresses simply a tendency, which may be good or bad, yielded to or overcome; as, an inclination to study; an inclination to drink. Regard is more distant than affection or attachment, but closer and warmer than esteem; we speak of high esteem, kind regard. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; APPENDAGE; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE; UNION.

    adherence, adhesion, attachment, devotion, esteem, esteem, estimation, friendship, inclination, love, regard, tenderness, union

    alienation, animosity, antipathy, aversion, coolness, dislike, distance, divorce, enmity, estrangement, indifference, opposition, repugnance, separation, severance

    Attachment of a true man to his friends; attachment to a leader for his nobility of character; the attachments between two persons or things; attachment by muscular fibers, or by a rope, etc.

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List of paraphrases:

condition, ailment, sympathy, tenderness, love, disorder, warmth, disease

Translations for affection

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عاطفةArabic
  • обич, привързаностBulgarian
  • afecte, afeccióCatalan, Valencian
  • pocit, afekt, emoceCzech
  • Rührung, ZuneigungGerman
  • τρυφερότητα, συγκίνηση, ασθένεια, πάθηση, στοργήGreek
  • cariñoSpanish
  • affektio, ominaisuus, mielenliikutus, vahingoittaminen, liikutus, tunne, tauti, vaikuttaminen, tuntemus, mieltymys, liikuttaminen, vahingoittuneisuus, kiintymys, vaivaFinnish
  • rùn, tlachdScottish Gaelic
  • חיבהHebrew
  • vonzalomHungarian
  • kasih sayangIndonesian
  • affettoItalian
  • 愛情Japanese
  • ietekme, pieķeršanās, afekts, ietekmēšana, mīlestībaLatvian
  • matihereMāori
  • afeição, afecção, afetoPortuguese
  • эмоция, любо́вь, привя́занность, не́жностьRussian
  • అనురాగం, మమతTelugu
  • meyil, duygulanmak, eğilim, duygusal yakınlıkTurkish

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