Definitions for fondnessˈfɒnd nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fond•nessˈfɒnd nɪs(n.)

  1. the state or quality of being fond.

  2. tenderness or affection.

  3. doting affection.

  4. a liking or weakness for something.

  5. Archaic. complacent credulity.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fondness, fancy, partiality(noun)

    a predisposition to like something

    "he had a fondness for whiskey"

  2. affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia(noun)

    a positive feeling of liking

    "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(noun)

    a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love


  1. fondness(Noun)

    the quality of being fond

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fondness(noun)

    the quality or state of being fond; foolishness

  2. Fondness(noun)

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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(especially with for ) affection; liking

her fondness for children.

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