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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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