affectionate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"affectionate" in British English

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affectionateadjective

uk   us   /əˈfek.ʃən.ət/
C2 showingfeelings of ​liking or ​love: an affectionate ​kiss He's an affectionate little ​boy.
affectionately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She ​smiled affectionately at him.
(Definition of affectionate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"affectionate" in American English

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affectionateadjective

 /əˈfek·ʃə·nət/
showingfeelings of ​liking someone or something, esp. by ​touching, ​kissing, etc.: an affectionate ​child
affectionately
adverb  us   /əˈfek·ʃə·nət·li/
He was affectionately ​known as "Bobo."
(Definition of affectionate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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