Definition of 'affinity'
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I think people also have a natural affinity for brothers and siblings. The Sun (2016)It is part of our identity and we have a great affinity with it. The Sun (2009)You have a natural affinity for jobs in the emergency services. The Sun (2009)Women especially often feel a real affinity for dance as a form. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)The pair clearly share an artistic affinity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How to explain the special affinity between gardener and dachshund? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Everyone that gets to know him has a great fondness and affinity with him. The Sun (2012)Seal has discovered a lucrative franchise in a genre with which he has little natural affinity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It makes others feel an affinity with you. The Sun (2006)Luck is there to turn a natural affinity for property into a big business. The Sun (2008)It is more that he feels a natural affinity with the strong. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The thing that always strikes me is that there's an affinity between people like that. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Another racecourse striving for closer affinity with its neighbourhood is Newbury. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His interest in the Senegal project did not come from any great affinity for the oil industry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He says he feels a special affinity with the south coast city where his British odyssey began. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Do you feel an affinity with Dennis? The Sun (2008)MAN has always had a special affinity with dogs. The Sun (2013)I have a special affinity for him. Christianity Today (2000)I have a great affinity with it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is an affinity thing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I feel an affinity with nature. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What is surprising about the series is the unusual chemistry between these two characters, who share an affinity and respect despite their obvious differences. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Titchmarsh, evidently, feels a close affinity with nature. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Besides, Bermuda has a special affinity with such things. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Since Australians have such a close affinity to sheep, we should not be too surprised when they attempt to pull the wool over our eyes. The Sun (2007)
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Translations for 'affinity'
British English: affinity NOUN
If you have an affinity with someone or something, you feel that you are similar to them or that you know and understand them very well.
He has a close affinity with the landscape he knew when he was growing up.
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