loving

[luhv-ing]
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Origin of loving

before 1000; Middle English lovyng; replacing Middle English lovende, Old English lufiende. See love, -ing2
Related formslov·ing·ly, adverblov·ing·ness, nounnon·lov·ing, adjectiveun·lov·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lovingness

loving

adjective
  1. feeling, showing, or indicating love and affection
Derived Formslovingly, adverblovingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lovingness

loving

Old English lufenda (see love (v.)). Loving cup is attested from 1808. Lovingkindness was Coverdale's word.

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Idioms and Phrases with lovingness

loving

see tender loving care.

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