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English noun: fondness

1. fondness (feeling) a predisposition to like something


SamplesHe had a fondness for whiskey.


Synonymsfancy, partiality


Broader (hypernym)liking

2. fondness (feeling) a positive feeling of liking


SamplesHe had trouble expressing the affection he felt.
The child won everyone's heart.
The warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home.


Synonymsaffection, affectionateness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness


Broader (hypernym)feeling


Narrower (hyponym)attachment, fond regard, protectiveness, regard, respect, soft spot

3. fondness (attribute) a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love


Synonymsaffectionateness, lovingness, warmth


Broader (hypernym)emotionalism, emotionality


Narrower (hyponym)tenderness, uxoriousness









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