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FONDNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fondness mean? 

FONDNESS (noun)
  The noun FONDNESS has 3 senses:

1. a predisposition to like something
2. a positive feeling of liking
3. a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love

  Familiarity information: FONDNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FONDNESS (noun)


Sense 1fondness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A predisposition to like something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

fondness; partiality; fancy

Context example:

he had a fondness for whiskey

Hypernyms ("fondness" is a kind of...):

liking (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment)


Sense 2fondness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A positive feeling of liking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

philia; affectionateness; affection; warmness; fondness; warmheartedness; tenderness; heart

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("fondness" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fondness"):

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)

soft spot (a sentimental affection)


Sense 3fondness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

affectionateness; lovingness; fondness; warmth

Hypernyms ("fondness" is a kind of...):

emotionalism; emotionality (emotional nature or quality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fondness"):

tenderness (a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling)

uxoriousness (foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife)


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