Definition of Fondness in English :

Define Fondness in English

Fondness meaning in English

Meaning of Fondness in English

Pronunciation of Fondness in English

Fondness pronunciation in English

Pronounce Fondness in English


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1. fancy, fondness, partiality

a predisposition to like something

Example Sentences:
'he had a fondness for whiskey'

2. affection, affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness

a positive feeling of liking

Example Sentences:
'he had trouble expressing the affection he felt'
'the child won everyone's heart'
'the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home'

3. affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmth

a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fondness
tender or doting affection
an inclination; taste
3.  Archaic

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see synonyms of fondness
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.

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