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synonyms for affectionate

  • caring
  • friendly
  • loving
  • sympathetic
  • warm
  • warmhearted
  • all over
  • attached
  • crazy over
  • dear
  • devoted
  • doting
  • fond
  • huggy
  • kind
  • lovey-dovey
  • mushy
  • nutty about
  • partial
  • soft on
  • tender
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antonyms for affectionate

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  • aloof
  • cold
  • cool
  • uncaring
  • unfeeling
  • unfriendly
  • unsociable
  • antagonistic
  • disliking
  • undemonstrative
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How to use affectionate in a sentence

“Bride of the Sea” is another name for Jiddah, a coastal city perched on the Red Sea, and Quotah conjures the metropolis and its denizens with rich, affectionate detail.
EMAN QUOTAH’S ENGROSSING DEBUT, ‘BRIDE OF THE SEA,’ OFFERS AMERICANS A NUANCED VIEW OF THE SAUDI KINGDOMKEIJA PARSSINENFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I miss the affectionate dogs of relatives that make me keep Benadryl at the ready in case one of their licks sets off my older son’s allergies.
AT THE END OF AN ISOLATING YEAR, EVEN THE EMBARRASSING, FRUSTRATING, WEIRD PARTS OF FAMILY GATHERINGS FEEL MISSEDTHERESA VARGASDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It is the most intimate portrait of a man Lee knew only as a quiet, affectionate grandparent, who spoke to her more in gestures than words.
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It retains a plentiful sense of the ludicrous in its exploration of class and social norms, though the film is affectionate in the end.
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Remote workers on the platform are using 80% more emoji since the onset of Covid-19, and choosing more openly affectionate symbols to bridge the months of separation from their colleagues.
THE ANGST OF REMOTE WORKERS IS EVIDENT IN THEIR EMOJIANNE QUITOJULY 28, 2020QUARTZ
He was aware of his own helplessness; he felt almost like a boy scolding his own wise, affectionate mother.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Underneath these were affectionate hearts quaking with fear lest the home-coming be but a sad one after all.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
It held and caressed her body, almost as if it were an affectionate living thing that knew of her present desire.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
I was at a distance from that kind mother, who was doubtless thinking of me with affectionate emotion.
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An affectionate wife lamenting over her sick husband, he bade her dry her tears, for possibly he might recover.
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