HyperDic: fondness

English > 3 senses of the word fondness:
NOUNfeelingfondness, fancy, partialitya predisposition to like / like something
feelingfondness, affection, affectionateness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philiaa positive feeling of liking
attributefondness, affectionateness, lovingness, warmtha quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
fondness > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'ndnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > fondness: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningA predisposition to like / like something.
Example"he had a fondness for whiskey"
Synonymsfancy, partiality
BroaderlikingA feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
Spanishafecto, afición, apego, cariño, estima, gusto, inclinación, parcialidad
Catalanafició, inclinació
Adjectivesfond(followed by 'of' or 'to') having a strong preference or liking for
English > fondness: 3 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA positive feeling of liking.
Synonymsaffection, affectionateness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia
Narrowerattachment, fond regardA feeling of affection for a person or an institution
protectivenessA feeling of protective affection
regard, respectA feeling of friendship and esteem
soft spotA sentimental affection
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
Spanishafección, afectividad, afecto, afición, amor, apego, cariño, filia, simpatía, ternura
Catalanafecció, afecte, simpatia, tendresa
Adjectivesfondhaving or displaying warmth or affection
English > fondness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love.
Synonymsaffectionateness, lovingness, warmth
NarrowertendernessA tendency to express warm / warm and affectionate feeling
uxoriousnessfoolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife
Broaderemotionality, emotionalismemotional nature or quality
Spanishafección, afecto, amor, apego
Catalanafecció, afecte, amor
Adjectivesfondextravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent

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