Definition of affective in English:

affective

adjective

Psychology
  • Relating to moods, feelings, and attitudes.

    ‘affective disorders’
    • ‘A therapeutic range has not been established for valproic acid in affective disorders.’
    • ‘This method has been successfully employed in other subliminal affective priming studies.’
    • ‘It was designed to measure both affective and evaluative components of attitudes toward one's current job.’
    • ‘Most defendants who were hospitalised had diagnoses of schizophrenia or bipolar affective disorder.’
    • ‘There was also a low prevalence of affective disorders in the violent group.’
    aesthetically pleasing, aesthetic, pleasurable, gratifying, rich, sumptuous, luxurious
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Origin

Late Middle English: via French from late Latin affectivus, from afficere (see affect).

Pronunciation

affective

/æˈfɛktɪv//aˈfektiv/