affection · noun C or U /əˈfek.ʃən/Full view
B2 a feeling of liking or loving a person or place
Dictionary examples:

He had a deep affection for his aunt.

She felt no affection for the child.

Learner example:

In addition she loves me very much and she offers a lot of affection to me when I face a difficult situation with my job. (First Certificate in English; B2; )

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