Affective (adjective)

  1. Relating to the emotions or the emotional state of a person.
  2. Evoking or likely to evoke an emotional response in someone.


Late 19th century: from latin affectus 'emotion' + -ive.


  1. The play was an affective experience that left me in tears.
  2. An affective disorder is a mental health condition that affects a person's emotions.
  3. The affective display of the actor made the scene seem very real.
  4. Listening to music can have an affective impact on people's moods.
  5. The poem was written with an affective tone that touched the reader's heart.
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