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fondling Explained

fondling at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "fondling":
amorous dalliance, billing and cooing, bundling, caressing, cosset,
cuddling, dalliance, darling, favorite, hugging, idol, jewel,
kissing, lollygagging, lovemaking, matinee idol, minion, necking,
nestling, nuzzling, pet, petting, preference, sexual intercourse,
snuggling, spoiled child, spooning

fondling at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Endearment): endearment, caress, fondling, dalliance, necking, petting, hanky-panky, caressing, embrace, kiss, smack, courtship, wooing, lovemaking, serenading, flirting, flirtation.

Fondling at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fondling \Fon"dling\, n. [From {Fondle}.]
The act of caressing; manifestation of tenderness.

Cyrus made no . . . amorous fondling To fan her pride,
or melt her guardless heart. --Mickle.

Fondling \Fond"ling\, n. [Fond + -ling.]
1. A person or thing fondled or caressed; one treated with
foolish or doting affection.

Fondlings are in danger to be made fools.

2. A fool; a simpleton; a ninny. [Obs.] --Chapman.

Fondle \Fon"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fondled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Fondling}.] [From {Fond}, v.]
To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to
caress; as, a nurse fondles a child.

Syn: Syn.- See {Caress}.

fondling at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the
genital organs) [syn: {caressing}, {cuddling}, {hugging},
{kissing}, {necking}, {petting}, {smooching}, {snuggling}]

fondling at English (WD) Of Explained:


Etymology 1

From the obsolete verb to fond 'fondle' + -ling


Inter: en-nou » n
  • a pet, person or inanimate object of fondling (see below verb)
    See also
    * fondler

    Etymology 2



  • Inter: present participle of » fondle
    Derived terms
    * fondlingly


    * Inter: R:Webster » s

  • Translation: de » fondling
    Translation: fr » fondling
    Translation: it » fondling
    Translation: kn » fondling
    Translation: te » fondling
    Translation: vi » fondling