from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being fond.
  • noun Foolish tenderness; tender passion; strong or demonstrative affection.
  • noun Strong inclination, propensity, or appetite.
  • noun Synonyms Attachment, Affection, etc. (see love); partiality, inclination, propensity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The quality or state of being fond; foolishness.
  • noun Doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the quality of being fond

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
  • noun a positive feeling of liking
  • noun a predisposition to like something


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