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Affectionateness   Listen

A positive feeling of liking.  Synonyms: affection, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness.  "The child won everyone's heart" , "The warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
A quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love.  Synonyms: fondness, lovingness, warmth.

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"Affectionateness" Quotes from Famous Books

... Pyne was often congratulated upon the good fortune of having such a helper and friend as Martha. As time went on this tall, gaunt woman, always thin, always slow, gained a dignity of behavior and simple affectionateness of look which suited the charm and dignity of the ancient house. She was unconsciously beautiful like a saint, like the picturesqueness of a lonely tree which lives to shelter unnumbered lives and to stand quietly in its place. There ...
— The Queen's Twin and Other Stories • Sarah Orne Jewett

Words linked to "Affectionateness" :   soft spot, regard, feeling, emotionalism, attachment, uxoriousness, respect, affectionate, warmth, fond regard, protectiveness, warmness, emotionality

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