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FOND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fond mean? 

FOND (adjective)
  The adjective FOND has 4 senses:

1. having or displaying warmth or affection
2. extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
3. absurd or silly because unlikely
4. (followed by 'of' or 'to') having a strong preference or liking for

  Familiarity information: FOND used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FOND (adjective)


Sense 1fond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or displaying warmth or affection

Synonyms:

affectionate; lovesome; fond; caring; tender; warm

Context examples:

affectionate children / caring parents / a fond embrace / fond of his nephew / a tender glance / a warm embrace

Similar:

loving (feeling or showing love and affection)


Sense 2fond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent

Synonyms:

doting; adoring; fond

Context examples:

adoring grandparents / deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain / hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother

Similar:

loving (feeling or showing love and affection)


Sense 3fond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Absurd or silly because unlikely

Context examples:

fond hopes of becoming President / fond fancies

Similar:

foolish (devoid of good sense or judgment)


Sense 4fond [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(followed by 'of' or 'to') having a strong preference or liking for

Synonyms:

partial; fond

Context examples:

fond of chocolate / partial to horror movies

Similar:

inclined ((often followed by 'to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency)


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