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Noun1.Lovingness - a loving feelinglovingness - a loving feeling      
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
warmheartedness, warmth - a warmhearted feeling
2.Lovingness - a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or lovelovingness - 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
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How busy his thoughts were, as he walked home, in devising pitying excuses for her folly, in referring all her weakness to the sweet lovingness of her nature, in blaming Arthur, with less and less inclination to admit that his conduct might be extenuated too
Of anything they have, if it be asked for, they never say no, but do rather invite the person to accept it, and show as much lovingness as though they would give their hearts.
It is simply a gift of expression-a loving act or a ritual of lovingness that can be done by emotional courage and deep intent to 'reach out and touch' as the song goes.
perseverance, belonging, lovingness, creativity, respect, --Principles: equity, social environmental justice, participation, autonomy, horizontality.
In view of the mistaken contact with the health team, other aspects should be mentioned: the lack of dialogue, lovingness, trust, bonding and violence interfere in the practice of care.
pass 1225, passingness 1839 (12), passably 1610 (13) love 825, lovingness 1574 (12), loveably 1825 (13)
Her lovingness, knowledge, creativity, emotional intelligence, strength and courage is an inspiration to us all.
However, the way in which this will is described in the novel is far removed from the image of divine lovingness and morality that dominates the Christian tradition.
When you are loving, that lovingness joins the music of the spheres" (60-1).
By recasting the "foul" elements of nature as noteworthy aspects of the human experience, they confuse what Baldwin considers to be real virtues--"justice, charity, heroism, self-command, truthfulness, lovingness, beauty, genius"--with appetites that humans share "with every scoundrel and every animal" (702).
humility (the ability to respect the views of the other), lovingness (the ability to communicate a sense of care and connection), courage (the ability to be able to teach while facing your own fears), and tolerance (making space for the expression of difference, but not accepting discrimination).