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fondness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fondness  \Fond"ness\,  n. 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  fond;  foolishness.  [Obs.] 
 
  Fondness  it  were  for  any  being  free  To  covet 
  fetters,  though  they  golden  be  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Doting  affection;  tender  liking;  strong  appetite, 
  propensity,  or  relish;  as  he  had  a  fondness  for  truffles. 
 
  My  heart  had  still  some  foolish  fondness  for  thee. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Attachment;  affection;  love;  kindness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fondness 
  n  1:  a  predisposition  to  like  something  "he  had  a  fondness  for 
  whiskey"  [syn:  {fancy},  {partiality}] 
  2:  a  positive  feeling  of  liking;  "he  had  trouble  expressing  the 
  affection  he  felt";  "the  child  won  everyone's  heart"  [syn: 
  {affection},  {affectionateness},  {tenderness},  {heart},  {warmheartedness}] 
  3:  a  quality  proceeding  from  feelings  of  affection  or  love 
  [syn:  {affectionateness},  {lovingness},  {warmth}] 




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