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affective

Definition:

characterized by emotion

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

affect

Comparative:

more affective

Superlative:

most affective

Similar to:

emotional

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

affectional | emotive

Etymology:

late Middle English: via French from late Latin affectivus, from afficere (see...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

affective | affectiveness [noun, derived]

[psychology] relating to affects | concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection (12 of 388 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/affective

Oxford Dictionary:

affective | affectively [derived] | affectivity [derived]

[psychology] : relating to moods, feelings, and attitudes. | denoting or relating to mental disorders in which disturbance of mood is the primary ... (22 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/affective

Macmillan British Dictionary:

affective

relating to the emotions or to someone's moods (8 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/affective

Merriam-Webster:

affective | emotional [synonym, sense-specific] | affectively [adverb, related] | affectivity [noun, related]

relating to, arising from, or influencing feelings or emotions; "emotional" | expressing emotion (12 of 37 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/affective

New World Dictionary:

affective | affectively [adverb, related] | affectivity [noun, related]

of, or arising from, affects, or feelings; emotional (8 of 30 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/affective

American Heritage Dictionary:

affective | affectively [adverb, related] | affectivity [noun, related]

Influenced by or resulting from the emotions. | Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional. (15 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/affective

Random House Dictionary:

affective

of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional. | causing emotion or feeling. (13 of 20 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/affective

Wiktionary:

affective | Emotional [synonym, sense-specific]

Relating to, resulting from, or influenced by the emotions. | Emotional; emotionally charged. (12 of 13 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/affective

Wikipedia:

Affection | fondness

a "disposition or rare state of mind or body" that is often associated with a feeling or type of love. It has given rise to a number of branches of philosophy and psychology concerning emotion, disease, influence, state of being, "Affection" is... (42 of 1200 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Affection

Cambridge Dictionary:

emotive | emotively [adverb, derived]

causing strong feelings (3 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/emotive

Encarta Dictionary:

affective

relating to an external expression of emotion associated with an idea or action | Same as affecting (16 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583976​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

affective

Origin: late Middle English: via French from late Latin affectivus, from afficere (see "affect2")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/affective

Wiktionary:

affective

Origin: Medieval Latin affectivus, from Latin affectus, past participle of afficere ("to affect")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/affective

New World Dictionary:

affective

Origin: French affectif from Medieval Latin affectivus from Latin affectus: see "affect"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/affective

Encarta Dictionary:

affective

First use: 15th century

Origin: French from late Latin affectivus from Latin affect-

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861583976​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

affective

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "affective"

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www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/affective

Macmillan British Dictionary:

affective

Audio: British English pronunciation of "affective"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/affective

Macmillan American Dictionary:

affective

Audio: North American pronunciation of "affective"

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the Free Dictionary:

affective

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "affective"

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Google Dictionary:

affective

Audio: English pronunciation of "affective"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

affective

Audio: North American pronunciation of "affective"

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YourDictionary Audio:

affective

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