1 strong feeling that you like/understand sb/sth
ADJ. close, great, natural, real, special, strong I felt a great affinity with the people of the Highlands. | natural He has a natural affinity with numbers.
VERB + AFFINITY feel, have, share It's important that you share an affinity with your husband. | display, show
PREP. ~ between an affinity between the two women | ~ for Many girls do show an affinity for craft skills. | ~ towards Jo feels a great affinity towards Pamela. | ~ with an affinity with animals
2 similar quality in two or more people/things
ADJ. close, great
QUANT. degree, level
VERB + AFFINITY have A house design should have some affinity with the surrounding architecture. | show In his poems he showed some affinity with Coleridge.
PREP. ~ between There is a close affinity between these two species. | ~ with an affinity with earlier poets