- Antonyms of AFFECTIONATE
cold-blooded, unfeeling, unbending, belligerent, remote, frosty, antisocial, detached, Hard-hearted, inimical, heartless, soulless, estranged, ruthless, unfriendly, cold, uncaring, offish, reserved, frigid, alienated, disaffected, dry, adverse, bellicose, cool, distant, warlike, pitiless, unloving, unconcerned, unsentimental, uninvolved, aloof, hostile, antagonistic, unromantic, unkind, standoffish, cold-eyed, hard-boiled, indifferent, contentious, callous.
- Examples of usage:
- His Excellency the Governor came to see me off, and gave me an affectionate shake of the hands. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846" by James Richardson
- Your ever affectionate, Stephen Ogilvie. - "The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
- I have ever found her a brilliant, charming companion, and a warm, affectionate friend. - "Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville" by Mary Somerville