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synonyms for affection

  • care
  • closeness
  • desire
  • devotion
  • emotion
  • feeling
  • friendship
  • good will
  • kindness
  • love
  • passion
  • sentiment
  • tenderness
  • warmth
  • ardor
  • attachment
  • case
  • concern
  • crush
  • endearment
  • friendliness
  • hankering
  • heart
  • inclination
  • itch
  • liking
  • predilection
  • propensity
  • regard
  • shine
  • solicitude
  • weakness
  • yen
  • amore
  • puppy love
  • soft spot
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antonyms for affection

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  • carelessness
  • dislike
  • hate
  • hatred
  • indifference
  • neglect
  • negligence
  • antipathy
  • coldness
  • disinterest
  • animosity
  • enmity
  • ill will
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Affection is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender, but calm. Devotion is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause. Love may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent adoration toward God or toward a person, the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, or romantic feelings for another person, etc. 

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How to use affection in a sentence

Her content on TikTok, which runs the gamut from glamour shots to poking fun at Gambian norms around public displays of affection to mocking the country’s leaders, regularly gets thousands of views.
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Thor and Unnur, who we don’t hear from much at all, don’t have to say much for the audience to see the deep level of trust and affection the two share.
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That region has been voting against Democrats for years, and it has been fertile territory for movements like Timber Unity, an anti-environmentalist group that has opposed the liberal government in Salem — and shown mutual affection with Skarlatos.
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Today, although Uruguay has one of the older populations in South America, we think it’s necessary for the elderly to have affection and to have talks in patios or gardens, in the open air.
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The same outpourings of affection are seen in the dealings of children with their toy babies and animals.
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In the close relation and affection of these last days, the sense of alienation and antagonism faded from both their hearts.
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She was not accustomed to an outward and spoken expression of affection, either in herself or in others.
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Pitch corresponds to the range of the voice, and expresses affection or attraction.
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Isaacson thought what the world would say, and suddenly he knew the reality of his affection for Nigel.
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