Affection vs Almsgiving - What's the difference?

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Affection is a related term of almsgiving.

As nouns the difference between affection and almsgiving

is that affection is the act of affecting or acting upon while almsgiving is the act of voluntarily giving alms, of making donations to the poor, charity.

As a verb affection

is to feel an , emotion or love for.



(en noun)
  • The act of affecting or acting upon.
  • The state of being affected.
  • An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc., are affections of bodies.
  • Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-23, author=(Mark Cocker)
  • , volume=189, issue=11, page=26, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Wings of Desire , passage=Our affections for wild animals are distributed very unevenly. Take insects. Some 750,000 species have already been documented worldwide and the great American naturalist EO Wilson called them "the little things that run the world". Through their recycling of nutrients and the supply of base-level protein to a vast array of higher life forms, insects underpin the existence of life on this planet. Yet when it comes to human concern for creepy-crawlies, forget it.}}
  • A feeling of love or strong attachment.
  • * 1813 , Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Chapter 61
  • Mr. Bennet missed his second daughter exceedingly; his affection for her drew him oftener from home than anything else could do. He delighted in going to Pemberley, especially when he was least expected.
  • (medicine, archaic) Disease; morbid symptom; malady.
  • * Dunglison
  • a pulmonary affection


    * (kind feeling) attachment, fondness, kindness, love, passion, tenderness

    Usage notes

    In the sense of "feeling of love or strong attachment", it is often in the plural; formerly followed by "to", but now more generally by "for" or "toward(s)", for example filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children

    Derived terms

    {{der3, affectional , affectionate , affectionated , affectionately , affectionateness , affectioned}}


  • to feel an , emotion or love for.
  • almsgiving



    (en noun)
  • The act of voluntarily giving alms, of making donations to the poor, charity.