affection

Part of speech: noun

The act of influencing, or state of being influenced; state of mind or body; disease.

Part of speech: noun

Strong and tender attachment; love.

Part of speech: noun

Any natural feeling.

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Usage examples "affection":

  1. " I have a deep affection for Count Ammiani; an old friendship. - "Vittoria, v8", George Meredith.
  2. Lurton, on his part, regarded Isabel with more and more wonder and affection. - "The Mystery of Metropolisville", Edward Eggleston.
  3. She was the most intimate friend of my youth, the only woman I ever had any real affection for. - "Black Oxen", Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton.