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loving

[ luhv-ing ]
/ ˈlʌv ɪŋ /
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adjective

feeling or showing love; warmly affectionate; fond: loving glances.

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Origin of loving

before 1000; Middle English lovyng; replacing Middle English lovende,Old English lufiende.See love, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM loving

lov·ing·ly, adverblov·ing·ness, nounnon·lov·ing, adjectiveun·lov·ing, adjective
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How to use loving in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for loving

loving
/ (ˈlʌvɪŋ) /

adjective

feeling, showing, or indicating love and affection

Derived forms of loving

lovingly, adverblovingness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with loving

loving

see tender loving care.

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