affectionateness

[ uh-fek-shuh-nit ]SEE DEFINITION OF affectionateness
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I feel very much your affectionateness in wishing to have me near you.

There was an affectionateness in the mere outside of every one of them.

There was an affectionateness, simplicity, and frankness in her manners which won all hearts.

He responded with an affectionateness that was almost human.

Tears came into Salvina's eyes at her sister's affectionateness.

"She thinks I am in love with her because I said that about affectionateness," he thought.

We may of her cleverness,--not of her affectionateness, her nature.

He left behind him a character for affectionateness, kindliness, and generosity.

She reminded him of the boy's great natural goodness, his brilliancy, his affectionateness.

But in private relations he was simplicity and sociability and affectionateness incarnate, and playful as a young opossum.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "fond, loving," from affection + -ate (1). Early, now mostly obsolete, senses included "inclined" (1530s), "prejudiced" (1530s), "passionate" (1540s), "earnest" (c.1600). Other forms also used in the main modern sense of the word included affectious (1580s), affectuous (mid-15c.).

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