fondness


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fond 1

 (fŏnd)
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

 (fŏnd)
n.
The background of a design in lace.

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

fond•ness

(ˈfɒnd 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.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fondness - a predisposition to like somethingfondness - a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
2.fondness - a positive feeling of likingfondness - 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"
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
attachment, fond regard - a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
protectiveness - a feeling of protective affection
regard, respect - a feeling of friendship and esteem; "she mistook his manly regard for love"; "he inspires respect"
soft spot - a sentimental affection; "she had a soft spot for her youngest son"
3.fondness - a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or lovefondness - a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
emotionalism, emotionality - emotional nature or quality
tenderness - a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
uxoriousness - foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife

fondness

fondness

noun
1. The condition of being closely tied to another by affection or faith:
2. A liking for something:
Translations
تَحَبُّب، وَلَع
láska
hengivenhedkærlighed
blíîa, ástríki
düşkünlük

fondness

[ˈfɒndnɪs] N (for person) → cariño m (for por) (for thing) → afición f (for a) his fondness for cookingsu afición a la cocina
there were rumours about her fondness for alcoholcorrían rumores sobre su afición al alcohol
he has a fondness for all things Italianle gusta mucho todo lo italianotiene inclinación por todo lo italiano
I remember my childhood with fondnessrecuerdo mi infancia con cariño

fondness

[ˈfɒndnɪs] n
(for thing) to have a fondness for sth → avoir un penchant pour qch
a special fondness for → une prédilection pour
to remember sth with fondness → garder un souvenir ému de qch
(for people)affection f
to remember sb with fondness → garder un souvenir attendri de qn

fondness

n (for people) → Zuneigung f, → Liebe f(for zu); (for food, place, writer etc) → Vorliebe f(for für); (for music, art) → Liebe f(for zu); his fondness for or of swimmingseine Vorliebe fürs Schwimmen; to remember something/past times with great fondnesssehr gern an etw (acc)/an vergangene Zeiten zurückdenken

fondness

[ˈfɒndnɪs] n fondness (for sth)predilezione f (per qc)
fondness (for sb) → affetto (per qn)

fond

(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.
References in classic literature ?
While the captain was taking all opportunities to press these and such like arguments, to remove the little foundling from Mr Allworthy's, of whose fondness for him he began to be jealous, Mrs Deborah had made a discovery, which, in its event, threatened at least to prove more fatal to poor Tommy than all the reasonings of the captain.
Whether the insatiable curiosity of this good woman had carried her on to that business, or whether she did it to confirm herself in the good graces of Mrs Blifil, who, notwithstanding her outward behaviour to the foundling, frequently abused the infant in private, and her brother too, for his fondness to it, I will not determine; but she had now, as she conceived, fully detected the father of the foundling.
They have no fondness for their colts or foals, but the care they take in educating them proceeds entirely from the dictates of reason.
But the violation of marriage, or any other unchastity, was never heard of; and the married pair pass their lives with the same friendship and mutual benevolence, that they bear to all others of the same species who come in their way, without jealousy, fondness, quarrelling, or discontent.
The fourth is its fondness for bathing-machines, Which is constantly carries about, And believes that they add to the beauty of scenes-- A sentiment open to doubt.
The old man sat and listened--with little understanding for the words, but with his eyes fixed upon the child--and if she smiled or brightened with the story, he would say it was a good one, and conceive a fondness for the very book.
The people of the village, too, of whom there was not one but grew to have a fondness for poor Nell; even among them, there was the same feeling; a tenderness towards her--a compassionate regard for her, increasing every day.
Would there be no danger of their being flattered into neutrality by its specious promises, or seduced by a too great fondness for peace to decline hazarding their tranquillity and present safety for the sake of neighbors, of whom perhaps they have been jealous, and whose importance they are content to see diminished?
This was a prospect to be dwelt on with a fondness that could be but half acknowledged.
The pettishness that might be caressed into fondness, had yielded to a listless apathy; there was less of the peevish temper of a child which frets and teases on purpose to be soothed, and more of the self-absorbed moroseness of a confirmed invalid, repelling consolation, and ready to regard the good-humoured mirth of others as an insult.
And though no voice but his was heard to speak aloud, still there were revilings and anathemas, whispered but distinct, from women and from men, breathed against the daughter who had wrung the aged hearts of her parents,--the wife who had betrayed the trusting fondness of her husband,--the mother who had sinned against natural affection, and left her child to die.
But in regard to other books, his fondness was too much for him, and when I began to show a liking for literature he was eager to guide my choice.