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Definition of Affection

Affection

  1. The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
  2. An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.
  3. Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
  4. A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; -- often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.
  5. Prejudice; bias.
  6. Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.
  7. The lively representation of any emotion.
  8. Affectation.
  9. Passion; violent emotion.

Affection Quotations

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. - C. S. Lewis
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
Buddha

Expressions of affection, like putting your arm around someone's shoulder, holding hands, or giving a kiss good night, involve the principle of honesty.
John Bytheway

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Audrey Hepburn
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Affection Translations

affection in Afrikaans is aandoening, emosie
affection in Dutch is affect, emotie, aandoening
affection in French is affection
affection in German is Zuneigung
affection in Italian is affetto, affezione
affection in Latin is amor
affection in Norwegian is hengivenhet
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