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View synonyms for loving

loving

[ luhv-ing ]

adjective

  1. feeling or showing love; warmly affectionate; fond:

    loving glances.



loving

/ ˈlʌvɪŋ /

adjective

  1. feeling, showing, or indicating love and affection


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Derived Forms

  • ˈlovingness, noun
  • ˈlovingly, adverb
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Other Words From

  • loving·ly adverb
  • loving·ness noun
  • non·loving adjective
  • un·loving adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of loving1

First recorded before 1000; Middle English lovyng; replacing Middle English lovende, Old English lufiende; love, -ing 2
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Idioms and Phrases

see tender loving care .
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Example Sentences

We ended up calling him Gover, but I still woke up every morning with a loving Hangover.

Sweet Pea, Zeek’s little sister, has sickle cell disease, but also a “melting hearts” superpower that allows her to manipulate minds to make any adult or child more loving, understanding and humble.

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Justice Ginsburg gave me the most loving and tight hug ever.

I think we are much more tolerant and loving of each other than we’ve been led to believe.

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In the 2019 paper, Kaufman and his colleagues found that a new scale he developed to measure the Light Triad was valid, reliably capturing “a loving and beneficent orientation toward others.”

Few of us are as clever as my Inspector Morse-loving friend.

And finally, they meet Un (Randall Park), who appears to be nothing but genial and fun-loving—especially to Dave.

For whatever reason, I grew up watching and loving horror movies—perhaps as a reaction to the environment I was growing up in.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are two other standout works, which depict Mary as a loving, nurturing mother.

Amelia must do this every day in loving Samuel—who often appears as a reminder of the irreparable past and death of Oskar.

The world may end, the heavens fall, yet loving voices would still find an echo in the ruins of the universe.

Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.

But with no Devil the belief in a merciful and loving Heavenly Father becomes impossible.

It was as if the earlier, loving Lettice tried to assert itself, but was instantly driven back again.

But this theory of a merciful, and loving Heavenly Father is vital to the Christian religion.

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Definitions and idiom definitions from Dictionary.com Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.

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