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Fond

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Adjective

1. affectionate, fond, lovesome, tender, warm

having or displaying warmth or affection

Example Sentences:
'affectionate children'
'a fond embrace'
'fond of his nephew'
'a tender glance'
'a warm embrace'

2. adoring, doting, fond

extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent

Example Sentences:
'adoring grandparents'
'deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain'
'hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother'

3. fond, partial

(followed by of' or to') having a strong preference or liking for

Example Sentences:
'fond of chocolate'
'partial to horror movies'

4. fond

absurd or silly because unlikely

Example Sentences:
'fond hopes of becoming President'
'fond fancies'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Fond

see synonyms of fond
adjective
1. (postpositive; foll by of)
predisposed (to); having a liking (for)
2. 
loving; tender
a fond embrace
3. 
indulgent; doting
a fond mother
4. 
(of hopes, wishes, etc) cherished but unlikely to be realized
he had fond hopes of starting his own business
5. archaic or dialect
a. 
foolish
b. 
credulous
noun
1. 
the background of a design, as in lace
2. obsolete
fund; stock

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Fond

see synonyms of fond
adjective
1.  Rare
foolish, esp. foolishly naive or hopeful
2. 
a. 
tender and affectionate; loving
b. 
affectionate in a foolish or overly indulgent way
3. 
cherished with great or unreasoning affection; doted on
a fond hope
noun
1. 
foundation; basis; background
2.  Obsolete
supply; fund

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Fond

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adj. fond·er, fond·est
1. Having a strong liking, inclination, or affection: fond of ballet; fond of my nieces and nephews.
2. Affectionate; tender: a fond embrace.
3. Immoderately affectionate or indulgent; doting: fond grandparents who tended to spoil the child.
4. Cherished; dear: my fondest hopes.
5. Archaic Naively credulous or foolish.
n.
The background of a design in lace.

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