Affection

Definition of Affection

Af`fec´tion
n.1.The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
2.An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.
And, truly, waking dreams were, more or less,
An old and strange affection of the house.
- Tennyson.
3.Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
Affection is applicable to an unpleasant as well as a pleasant state of the mind, when impressed by any object or quality.
- Cogan.
4.A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment; - often in the pl. Formerly followed by to, but now more generally by for or towards; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children.
All his affections are set on his own country.
- Macaulay.
5.Prejudice; bias.
6.(Med.) Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection.
7.The lively representation of any emotion.
8.Affectation.
9.Passion; violent emotion.
Most wretched man,
That to affections does the bridle lend.
- Spenser.

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