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fondness Explained

fondness at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['fɔndnəs]

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

96 Moby Thesaurus words for "fondness":
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, delicacy, desire, devotion,
disposition to believe, dotage, ease of belief, faithful love,
fancy, fervor, flame, free love, free-lovism, gentleness,
gross credulity, gust, gusto, heart, hero worship, idolatry,
idolism, idolization, inclination, infatuation, lasciviousness,
libido, like, likes, liking, love, lovemaking, married love,
overcredulity, overcredulousness, overopenness to conviction,
overtrustfulness, partiality, passion, physical love,
popular regard, popularity, predilection, rash conviction, regard,
relish, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, soft spot,
softheartedness, softness, spiritual love, taste, tender feeling,
tender passion, tenderheartedness, tenderness, truelove,
trustfulness, uncritical acceptance, uncriticalness,
unquestioning belief, unripe acceptation, unskepticalness,
unsuspectingness, unsuspiciousness, uxoriousness, warm heart,
warmheartedness, weakness, will to believe, willingness to believe,
wishful belief, wishful thinking, worship, yearning

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

[N] (Desire): desire, wish, fancy, fantasy, want, need, inclination, leaning, bent, partiality, penchant, predilection, liking, love, fondness, relish, longing, hankering, yearning, coveting, aspiration, ambition.

[N] (Love): love, fondness, liking, inclination, desire, regard, admiration, fancy, affection, sympathy, tenderness, attachment, yearning, eros, passion, flame, devotion, fervor, enthusiasm, rapture, enchantment, infatuation, adoration.

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

Fondness \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.
--Addison.

Syn: Attachment; affection; love; kindness.

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

fondness
n 1: a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for
whiskey" [syn: {fancy}, {partiality}]
2: a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the
affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart" [syn:
{affection}, {affectionateness}, {tenderness}, {heart}, {warmheartedness}]
3: a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
[syn: {affectionateness}, {lovingness}, {warmth}]

fondness at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: suffix » fond|ness

Noun

Inter: en-noun » es|-
  • the quality of being fond

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » the quality of being fond
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|dèidh|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|apego|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » fondness
    Translation: eo » fondness
    Translation: ko » fondness
    Translation: io » fondness
    Translation: it » fondness
    Translation: hu » fondness
    Translation: pl » fondness
    Translation: fi » fondness
    Translation: te » fondness
    Translation: vi » fondness
    Translation: zh » fondness