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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-fek-shuh-nit]
    • /əˈfɛk ʃə nɪt/
    • /əˈfek.ʃən.ət/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-fek-shuh-nit]
    • /əˈfɛk ʃə nɪt/

Definitions of affectionately word

  • adjective affectionately showing, indicating, or characterized by affection or love; fondly tender: an affectionate embrace. 0
  • adjective affectionately having great affection or love; warmly attached; loving: your affectionate brother. 0
  • adjective affectionately Obsolete. strongly disposed or inclined. passionate; headstrong. biased; partisan. 0
  • noun affectionately In an affectionate manner. 0
  • adverb affectionately lovingly, fondly 0

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Origin of affectionately

First appearance:

before 1485
One of the 25% oldest English words
1485-95; affection1 + -ate1, on the model of passionate

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Parts of speech for Affectionately


affectionately popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for affectionately

adv affectionately

  • tenderly — soft or delicate in substance; not hard or tough: a tender steak.
  • devotedly — zealous or ardent in attachment, loyalty, or affection: a devoted friend.
  • fondly — in a fond manner; lovingly or affectionately: He looked fondly at his child.
  • yearningly — deep longing, especially when accompanied by tenderness or sadness: a widower's yearning for his wife.
  • delicately — fine in texture, quality, construction, etc.: a delicate lace collar.

adverb affectionately

  • demonstratively — characterized by or given to open exhibition or expression of one's emotions, attitudes, etc., especially of love or affection: She wished her fiancé were more demonstrative.

Antonyms for affectionately

adv affectionately

  • hateful — arousing hate or deserving to be hated: the hateful oppression of dictators.
  • inconsiderate — without due regard for the rights or feelings of others: It was inconsiderate of him to keep us waiting.
  • unkindly — not kindly; unkind; ill-natured.
  • disagreeable — contrary to one's taste or liking; unpleasant; offensive; repugnant.

adverb affectionately

  • coldly — having a relatively low temperature; having little or no warmth: cold water; a cold day.

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