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Definition of "fondness" []

  • Warm affection or liking. See Synonyms at love. (noun)
  • A strong inclination or preference; a taste: a fondness for sweets; a fondness for travel. (noun)
  • Archaic Naive trustfulness; credulity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fondness" in a sentence
  • "Not but what I know ladies of a certain description often have birds, but then their fondness is all affectation and fashion; but this poor thing was all nature."
  • "And when institutions in Japan announce their manga awards, my fondness is coupled with a serious spike in my covetous streak."
  • "The novelist Mark Winegardner, a veteran of the retreat circuit (he calls Yaddo his "go-to colony"), looks back with a certain fondness on the pre-Internet days, though he acknowledged the "anxiety and friction" among artists as they lined up after dinner to use payphones."