AskDefine | Define fondness

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1 a predisposition to like something; "he had a fondness for whiskey" [syn: fancy, partiality]
2 a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart" [syn: affection, affectionateness, tenderness, heart, warmheartedness]
3 a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love [syn: affectionateness, lovingness, warmth]

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  1. the quality of being fond

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Amor, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, admiration, adoration, affection, agape, ardency, ardor, attachment, blind faith, bodily love, brotherly love, caritas, charity, conjugal love, credulity, credulousness, crush, delicacy, desire, devotion, disposition to believe, dotage, ease of belief, faithful love, fancy, fervor, flame, free love, free-lovism, gentleness, gross credulity, gust, gusto, heart, hero worship, idolatry, idolism, idolization, inclination, infatuation, lasciviousness, libido, like, likes, liking, love, lovemaking, married love, overcredulity, overcredulousness, overopenness to conviction, overtrustfulness, partiality, passion, physical love, popular regard, popularity, predilection, rash conviction, regard, relish, sentiment, sex, sexual love, shine, soft spot, softheartedness, softness, spiritual love, taste, tender feeling, tender passion, tenderheartedness, tenderness, truelove, trustfulness, uncritical acceptance, uncriticalness, unquestioning belief, unripe acceptation, unskepticalness, unsuspectingness, unsuspiciousness, uxoriousness, warm heart, warmheartedness, weakness, will to believe, willingness to believe, wishful belief, wishful thinking, worship, yearning
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