fondness

  • 1 Fondness — Fond ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being fond; foolishness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Fondness it were for any, being free, To covet fetters, though they golden be. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 fondness — index affection, affinity (regard), desire, estimation (esteem), favor (partiality), favoritism …

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  • 3 fondness — (n.) late 14c., from FOND (Cf. fond) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 fondness — [n] liking or taste for affection, attachment, devotion, fancy, kindness, love, partiality, penchant, predilection, preference, soft spot, susceptibility, tenderness, weakness; concept 32 Ant. dislike, hate, hatred, loathing …

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  • 5 fondness — [fänd′nis] n. 1. tender or doting affection 2. an inclination; taste 3. Archaic foolishness …

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  • 6 fondness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ certain, particular, special VERB + FONDNESS ▪ feel, have ▪ …

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  • 7 fondness — noun 1) they look at each other with such fondness Syn: affection, love, liking, warmth, tenderness, kindness, devotion, endearment, attachment, friendliness Ant: hatred 2) a fondness for spicy food …

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  • 8 fondness — noun Date: 14th century 1. obsolete foolishness, folly 2. tender affection 3. appetite, relish < had a fondness for argument > …

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  • 9 fondness — /fond nis/, n. 1. the state or quality of being fond. 2. tenderness or affection. 3. doting affection. 4. a liking or weakness for something: He has a fondness for sweets. 5. Archaic. complacent credulity; foolishness. [1350 1400; ME; see FOND1,… …

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  • 10 fondness — n. fondness for * * * [ fɒndnɪs] fondnessfor …

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  • 11 fondness — fond ► ADJECTIVE 1) (fond of) having an affection or liking for. 2) affectionate; loving: fond memories. 3) (of a hope or belief) foolishly optimistic; naive. DERIVATIVES fondly adverb fondness noun. ORIGIN …

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  • 12 fondness — noun 1. a predisposition to like something (Freq. 3) he had a fondness for whiskey • Syn: ↑fancy, ↑partiality • Derivationally related forms: ↑fancy (for: ↑fancy) …

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  • 13 fondness — noun the quality of being fond …

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  • 14 fondness — Synonyms and related words: Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, ardency, ardor, attachment, blind faith, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, charity, conjugal love, credulity, credulousness, crush …

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  • 15 fondness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. partiality, attachment, tenderness, liking; see affection 1 , inclination 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition of being closely tied to another by affection or faith: affection, attachment, devotion, liking,… …

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  • 16 fondness — fond·ness || fÉ‘n(d)nɪs / fÉ’n(d) n. loving affection, fond feeling; penchant, liking (i.e. for drink or sweets) …

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  • 17 fondness — n. 1. Folly, silliness, delusion, weakness, absurdity. 2. Foolish love, childish affection, excessive tenderness, doting. 3. Liking, partiality, predilection, preference, warm love, strong affection. 4. Relish, liking, appetite …

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  • 18 fondness — n 1. affection, affectionateness, tenderness, love, Fr. amour. kindness, care, devotion, attachment. 2. liking, like, taste for, eye for, weakness; partiality, preference, inclination, leaning, tendency toward; penchant for, desire, fancy. 3.… …

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  • 19 fondness — fond·ness …

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  • 20 fondness — See: fond …

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