HyperDic: fond

English > 4 senses of the word fond:
ADJECTIVEallfond, affectionate, lovesome, tenderhaving or displaying warmth or affection
allfond, adoring, dotingextravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
allfond, partial(followed by 'of' or 'to') having a strong preference or liking for
allfondabsurd or silly because unlikely
fond > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'nd
Rhymesabscond ... wand: 13 rhymes with aand...
English > fond: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or displaying warmth or affection.
Examples
  • "a fond embrace"
  • "fond of his nephew"
Synonymsaffectionate, lovesome, tender
BroaderlovingFeeling or showing love and affection
Spanishafectuoso, amable, cálido, cándido, cariñoso, dulce, simpático, tierno
Catalanafectuós, càlid, dolç, tendre
Nounsfondnessa positive feeling of liking
English > fond: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExtravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent.
Example "hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"
Synonymsadoring, doting
BroaderlovingFeeling or showing love and affection
Spanishadorable, afectuoso, cariñoso
Catalanadorable, afectuós
Nounsfondnessa quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
Adverbsfondlywith fondness
English > fond: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(followed by 'of' or 'to') having a strong preference or liking for.
Example"fond of chocolate"
Synonympartial
Broaderinclined(often followed by 'to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
Nounsfondnessa predisposition to like / like something
English > fond: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningAbsurd or silly because unlikely.
Examples
  • "fond hopes of becoming President"
  • "fond fancies"
BroaderfoolishDevoid of good sense or judgment

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