Fondness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɑːndnəs|  American pronunciation of the word fondness
Brit.  |ˈfɒn(d)nəs|  British pronunciation of the word fondness

noun

- a predisposition to like something(syn: fancy, partiality)

he had a fondness for whiskey

- a positive feeling of liking (syn: affection, affectionateness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness)
- a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love (syn: affectionateness, lovingness, warmth)

Examples

...my fondness for you will never fail...

...I have a fondness for expensive chocolate....

he had a fondness for whiskey

...her one crotchet is a fondness for eating cookies while soaking in the tub...

a politician with a fondness for homily

...the boss's fondness for nicknames is one of those kinks that staffers just have to put up with...

...a 19th-century observer of American society noted that Americans had a fondness for forming sodalities...

...a wordless fondness for each other...

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