Definition of affectional in English:

affectional

adjective

  • See affection

    • ‘Sexual orientation has many dimensions including erotic and affectional fantasies.’
    • ‘Attachment refers to an enduring affectional bond characterized by mutual trust, support, and emotional connection.’
    • ‘Homosexuality is a life-long affectional attraction to individuals of the same gender.’
    • ‘Future research could include measures of affectional bonding to or romantic desire for males or females.’
    • ‘Attachment theory emphasizes the propensity for human beings to make and maintain powerful affectional bonds.’

Pronunciation:

affectional

/əˈfɛkʃ(ə)n(ə)l/