- a gentle feeling of fondness or liking；the action or process of affecting or being affected.
noun: affection, plural noun: affections
- 1. a gentle feeling of fondness or liking she felt affection for the wise old lady he won a place in her affections
- 2. archaic the action or process of affecting or being affected.
- ▪ a condition or disease an affection of the skin
- ▪ a mental state; an emotion.