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fond 1

adj. fond·er, fond·est
1. Having a strong liking, inclination, or affection: fond of ballet; fond of my nieces and nephews.
2. Affectionate; tender: a fond embrace.
3. Immoderately affectionate or indulgent; doting: fond grandparents who tended to spoil the child.
4. Cherished; dear: my fondest hopes.
5. Archaic Naively credulous or foolish.

[Middle English fonned, foolish, probably from past participle of fonnen, to be foolish, probably from fonne, fool.]

fond′ly adv.
fond′ness n.

fond 2

The background of a design in lace.

[French, from Old French fonds, fond, from Latin fundus, bottom.]


(ˈfɒnd li)

1. in a fond manner; lovingly or affectionately.
2. in a trusting or credulous manner.
3. Archaic. foolishly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.fondly - with fondness; with love; "she spoke to her children fondly"


1. lovingly, tenderly, affectionately, amorously, dearly, possessively, with affection, indulgently, adoringly Their eyes met fondly across the table.
2. unrealistically, stupidly, vainly, foolishly, naively, credulously I fondly imagined my life could be better.
laskavěs láskou
med glædemed ømhed


[ˈfɒndlɪ] ADV
1. (= affectionately) [say, smile] → cariñosamente, con cariño; [remember] → con cariño
2. (= foolishly) [imagine, believe, hope] → ingenuamente


[ˈfɒndli] adv
(= lovingly) → tendrement
(= naïvely) → naïvement


(= affectionately)liebevoll; to remember somebody fondlyjdn in bester Erinnerung behalten; to remember something fondlysich gern an etw (acc)erinnern
(= naively) imagine, believenaiverweise; hopetörichterweise (geh)


[ˈfɒndlɪ] adv (lovingly) → affettuosamente; (naïvely) → ingenuamente
he fondly believed that ... → ha avuto l'ingenuità di credere che...


(fond) adjective
1. loving. fond looks; a fond husband.
2. (of wishes, hopes etc) unlikely to be fulfilled. His fond ambition was to be a film star.
ˈfondly adverb
ˈfondness noun
(especially with for) affection; liking. her fondness for children.
fond of
having a liking for. He is very fond of dogs.
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