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Meaning of FONDNESS

Pronunciation:  'fândnis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
  2. [n]  a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
  3. [n]  a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"

FONDNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: affection, affectionateness, affectionateness, fancy, heart, lovingness, partiality, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmth
 See Also: attachment, emotionalism, emotionality, feeling, fond regard, liking, protectiveness, regard, respect, soft spot, tenderness, uxoriousness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fond"ness\, n.
1. The quality or state of being fond; foolishness. [Obs.]

         Fondness it were for any, being free, To covet
         fetters, though they golden be.       --Spenser.

2. Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite,
   propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles.

         My heart had still some foolish fondness for thee.

Syn: Attachment; affection; love; kindness.

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