Definition of Fondness

1. Noun. A predisposition to like something. "He had a fondness for whiskey"

Exact synonyms: Fancy, Partiality
Generic synonyms: Liking
Derivative terms: Fancy, Fond



2. Noun. A positive feeling of liking. "The warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"

3. Noun. A quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love.
Exact synonyms: Affectionateness, Lovingness, Warmth
Generic synonyms: Emotionalism, Emotionality
Specialized synonyms: Tenderness, Uxoriousness
Derivative terms: Affectionate, Fond, Loving

Definition of Fondness

1. n. The quality or state of being fond; foolishness.

Definition of Fondness

1. Noun. the quality of being fond ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fondness

1. affection [n -ES] - See also: affection

Medical Definition of Fondness

1. 1. The quality or state of being fond; foolishness. " 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) Synonym: Attachment, affection, love, kindness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fondness

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Literary usage of Fondness

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1. History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century by Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1879)
"fondness for War—Schinner— Pension from the Pope—The Labyrinth —Zwingle in ... A fondness for war at that time inflamed the tranquil valleys of Glaris. ..."

2. ... The Native Races: Of the Pacific States by Hubert Howe Bancroft (1886)
"EXCESSIVE fondness FOB FEASTS—MANNER OK GIVING FEASTS—SERVING TUE MEAL— ... THE excessive fondness of the Aztecs for feasts and amusements of every kind ..."

3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1900)
"... CHAPTER IA blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities—Youthful fondness for the ... fondness ..."

4. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"Riches expose a man to pride and luxury, a foolish elation of heart, and too great fondness for the present world. ADDISON. TO AFFIRM, ASSEVERATE, ASSURE, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"Then settling in Cleveland he began the practice of medicine, but his love for natural science was greater than his fondness for his profession, ..."

6. The Spectator by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1830)
"I have not been thus long an author, to be insensible of the natural -fondness every person must have for their own productions; and I begin to think I have ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"He was t of a family of fifteen children, years he displayed great fondness and the habit was encouraged by with a view to his entering upo of the ministry. ..."

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