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affection

1. Pathol any disease or pathological condition
2. Psychol any form of mental functioning that involves emotion

affection

[ə′fek·shən]
(medicine)
Any pathology or diseased state of the body.
(psychology)
The feeling aspect of consciousness.
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Although it came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century, the day has expanded to expressions of affection among relatives and friends.
The potential negative effects that have been linked to a lack of physical affection are extensive.
Then pretend that you find a video--or photo--of that celebrity's spouse showing affection.
Such criticisms overlook a larger truth, one that I've spent years exploring as a communication researcher: Often for men, showing affection is more about what they do than what they say.
On the off chance that you simply do intimate romance to your affection accomplice and now you are discount to marry with your adoration accomplice then you can propose him or her.
Affection must be present between a parent and the child to support an alienation of a child's affections claim.
The correlations between the Affection and Inclusion measures were quite strong (r =.
Fraser adds that some students crave attention and affection.
He decides that the affection for him comes from the fact that he makes us rediscover the best in ourselves.
The net result could have been predicted by any dabbler in psychoanalysis: The wartime prime minister carried around with him a keenly-felt need to win the approval of those he admired, and he was undeterred when the objects of his affection seemed cold or ungrateful.
Many empty-nesters also find themselves bringing pets into their home to fill in some of the activity and affection that's been missing in the house since the kids moved out.
The fact that the bourgeois family was discursively grounded in affection raised the question: was it more 'loving' to ensure the child's immediate happiness or his long-term security?