English noun: fondness
|1.||fondness (feeling) a predisposition to like something|
|Samples||He had a fondness for whiskey.|
|2.||fondness (feeling) a positive feeling of liking|
|Samples||He had trouble expressing the affection he felt.|
The child won everyone's heart.
The warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home.
|Synonyms||affection, affectionateness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||attachment, fond regard, protectiveness, regard, respect, soft spot|
|3.||fondness (attribute) a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love|
|Synonyms||affectionateness, lovingness, warmth|
|Broader (hypernym)||emotionalism, emotionality|
|Narrower (hyponym)||tenderness, uxoriousness|