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Meaning of affectionate

af•fec•tion•ate

Pronunciation: (u-fek'shu-nit), [key]
— adj.
  1. showing, indicating, or characterized by affection or love; fondly tender: an affectionate embrace.
  2. having great affection or love; warmly attached; loving: your affectionate brother.
    1. strongly disposed or inclined.
    2. passionate; headstrong.
    3. biased; partisan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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