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fondness

[ fond-nis ]
/ ˈfɒnd nɪs /
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noun
the state or quality of being fond.
tenderness or affection.
doting affection.
a liking or weakness for something: He has a fondness for sweets.
Archaic. complacent credulity; foolishness.
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Origin of fondness

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at fond1, -ness

OTHER WORDS FROM fondness

self-fondness, noun
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