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 for affectionate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affectionate \Af*fec"tion*ate\, a. [Cf. F. affectionn['e].]
     1. Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an
        affectionate brother.
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     2. Kindly inclined; zealous. [Obs.] --Johson.
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              Man, in his love God, and desire to please him, can
              never be too affectionate.            --Sprat.
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     3. Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as,
        the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate
        countenance, message, language.
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     4. Strongly inclined; -- with to. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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     Syn: Tender; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate
             children"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of his nephew"; "a
             tender glance"; "a warm embrace" [syn: affectionate,
             fond, lovesome, tender, warm]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "affectionate":
     Christian, Christlike, Christly, adoring, benign, benignant,
     brotherly, caring, compassionate, conjugal, dear, decent,
     demonstrative, devoted, doting, faithful, filial, fond, fraternal,
     good, gracious, human, humane, husbandly, kind, kindhearted,
     kindly, kindly-disposed, languishing, lovelorn, lovesick, lovesome,
     loving, maternal, melting, nice, parental, paternal, romantic,
     sentimental, soft, softhearted, sympathetic, sympathizing, tender,
     tenderhearted, uxorious, warm, warmhearted, wifely

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