Definitions for: Fondness

[n] a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
[n] a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey"
[n] a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Syn: Attachment; affection; love; kindness.

Synonyms: affection, affectionateness, affectionateness, fancy, heart, lovingness, partiality, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmth

See Also: attachment, emotionalism, emotionality, feeling, fond regard, liking, protectiveness, regard, respect, soft spot, tenderness, uxoriousness

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