from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Warm affection or liking. See Synonyms at love.
- n. A strong inclination or preference; a taste: a fondness for sweets; a fondness for travel.
- n. Archaic Naive trustfulness; credulity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the quality of being fond
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being fond; foolishness.
- n. Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being fond.
- n. Foolish tenderness; tender passion; strong or demonstrative affection.
- n. Strong inclination, propensity, or appetite.
- n. Synonyms Attachment, Affection, etc. (see love); partiality, inclination, propensity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
- n. a positive feeling of liking
- n. a predisposition to like something
fond + -ness (Wiktionary)